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Financial Coaching and Literacy Services

We at MCCA understand that while we all face financial challenges, there are a number of tools and resources available to help individuals and families improve their credit and financial position. These services are available to all community members regardless of income or past credit behavior.

Credit Building Workshops

No matter an individual’s current income or employment situation, there are always ways to help improve financial standing or suggestions to maintain healthy financial practices. Our credit building workshops are taught by a Certified Housing Counselor and are available to all community members. The workshop will review and explain the information contained in a credit report, the importance of improving and maintaining a credit score, and how this information will impact future financial options. The workshop will also discuss positive budgeting methods to assist individuals in evaluating their current options and areas for improvement.

For questions or to register for an upcoming session, please contact Cathy King at (309) 834-9224 or by email at

Free One-on-One Counseling and Education

For individuals and families that have attended any of our credit building workshops and still have questions, we offer free individual counseling and education as needed. These counseling appointments will focus on the goals of the individual and will include a review of a current credit report. We will also discuss specific recommendations to improve credit scores based on the individual’s current income and expenses and develop a plan to help improve credit and financial position over time. We will also aim to provide needed referrals and additional information on community resources that may be of assistance. If you or someone you know may have interest in scheduling an appointment, please contact Kathy Shubert at (309) 834-9242 or by email at