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In addition to financial assistance, LCS also refers clients to financial literacy counseling and they must meet with Clarifi prior to their appointment at LCS.
Housing Clients Referred to Clarifi
Clarifi, a non-profit community resource devoted to Lifelong Financial Literacy, is LCS’s vender of choice for financial education, though it also works with other providers of financial literacy like the Delaware Money School. Clarifi has its roots in helping people who are struggling with debt so that they can take control of their personal financial wellbeing, no matter their economic status. Clarifi helps our clients develop a plan, so that when they come to us seeking assistance the amount necessary has already been worked out.
An example of how Clarifi works, according to one of our staff: “This morning, I met w/Donna who needs assistance with her mobile home mortgage. Her husband died unexpectedly in February and the household has suddenly been shifted from 2 incomes to 1. Donna works full time but is really struggling to make ends meet. She is also struggling with her grief and about her financial future. Last night, Donna had an appointment at Clarifi. She said she found Clarifi to be amazingly helpful. She especially valued the open and honest approach of her counselor who worked with her to prioritize her bills and develop strategies to reduce them.”