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A message from our Executive Director

At Center for Financial Education, about 1/3 of the people we serve are at the greatest risk during this pandemic due to age and health conditions. Many of our representative payee clients rely on us to have enough money to purchase their weekly necessities. For some, there are very few natural supports—no other family or close friends or service providers to check on them and make sure they are OK.
Our primary concern during this pandemic is how to best to meet the needs of our clients and keep them safe. We are committed to ensuring that we can continue to serve those who most need us while doing our best to limit their exposure. We have decided for the next two weeks to limit face to face visits and conduct most client appointments by phone.  If new clients wish to set up services in the middle of this crisis, we will encourage them to do as much as possible via phone and technology.  While not ideal to begin a consulting relationship that way, we feel called to remain available those whose financial lives are being turned upside down due to closures and layoffs.
If you need help, please call (712) 722-3527 and one of our Money Management Consultants will do their best to help you map out a plan for your money during this crisis.
Please continue to pray for wisdom, patience and assurance for everyone involved.
Thank you for your prayers and continued support.

Tricia Driesen

Executive Director

Center for Financial Education

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