Across the country, community services organizations, disability service providers and coalitions are developing strategies to effectively integrate financial empowerment strategies into their work to meet the needs of people with disabilities. These organizations are motivated to provide these services because they see financial capability and financial well-being as part of their mission to increase the quality of life for their clients. They recognize that financial instability may limit a client’s ability to take full advantage of other services such as job training, affordable housing and small dollar loans.
This brief describes different types of organizations that provide financial empowerment services designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities. It is part of a series designed to help municipalities understand the types of community-based organizations that could be partners in a financial empowerment initiative and to help community-based organizations identify opportunities to expand or enhance their services.