Financial Counseling

Urban Upbound’s certified financial counselors provide low-to-moderate income individuals and families with a suite of financial services geared toward achieving financial literacy, stability, and success.


As part of Urban Upbound’s overall strategy of tackling poverty, we provide free one-on-one and group financial counseling services that educate residents about budgeting, saving, reducing debt, building their credit, starting a business, accessing public benefits, and acquiring assets. Financial literacy is integrated into our employment services and financial inclusion programs, as employment services participants receive financial counseling upon job placement and financial counseling clients are referred to the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union for banking services. In one-on-one sessions and through workshops, financial counselors address strategies to reduce debt, repair credit, build assets, and access work supports such as food stamps, health benefits, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and Earned Income Disregard (EID). Moreover, clients are referred to our Federal Credit Union for affordable savings accounts, microloans, and free NYCHA rent payment processing (avoiding $2-6 check casher fees).  




Financial Empowerment Center

10-38 41st Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: 718-571-9151

Far Rockaway Economic Advancement Center

1907 Mott Avenue Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Tel: 929-282-3011



Youth Pathways

13-11 40th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: 718-784-0877


Jobs-Plus East Harlem

335 East 111th Street New York, NY 10029

Tel: 718-784-0877

Jobs-Plus Astoria

4-25 Astoria Boulevard Astoria, NY 11102

Tel: 718-784-0877


Coney Island Financial Empowerment Center. Co-located with BCS

2945 W 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Tel: 929-282-3102


Jamaica Queens Financial Empowerment Center

co-located with Catholic Charities Homebase Office

161-10 Jamaica Avenue 5th Floor. Jamaica, NY 11432

Tel: 929-282-3038