Returning citizens face barriers to finding employment, locating housing, receiving public assistance, and often have legal financial obligations. 

They are coming home to debt, lured into predatory lending, having questions about negotiating child support payments and overall; no financial stability. Equipping returning citizens with a financial plan is the key to their financial stability.

The Financial Education Tools and Resource Series Guide developed by Coffey Consulting, LLC provides facilitators and trainers with tools and resources to complement or fill gaps in grantees’ financial education curriculum or one-on-one instruction with their participants.

The Guide includes five modules. Each topic focuses on a key issue or challenge that program participants encounter, followed by a strategy, lesson and resources (implementation plan). Included in each lesson are handouts (activities), online spreadsheets, videos and articles that can be facilitated in a group setting or one-on-one.

Topics within the Guide: