One-To-One With Geezeo: Michael Edmonds, Executive Director, The Center for Child and Family Services

December 18, 2020

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in financial services and Fintech about where the industry is headed, sometimes the most fascinating insights are revealed. One-to-One with Geezeo is an ongoing series that gives our friends, clients, and partners an opportunity to share their experiences and their knowledge to gain an idea of where this exciting industry is heading. In this installment we talked with Michael Edmonds, Executive Director of the Center for Child and Family Services a non-profit organization that deliver quality counseling programs & support services to those in need around the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.Geezeo: Tell us about the Center For Child & Family Services:Mike: The Center for Child & Family Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving the Hampton Roads community since 1943. We serve thousands of people each year from our Hampton and Williamsburg offices. Over the last 75 years, our goal has not changed which is to help our neighbors in need by empowering them to face life’s challenges through counseling and support services. We provide over 18+ programs and over 40+ services that range from mental health counseling, domestic violence intervention and counseling, job readiness, youth and adult anger management and credit, debt and budget counseling. These are just a few of our client centered programs.Geezeo: How does the Center’s credit counseling differ from similar organizations?Mike: We are one of the few small credit counseling programs that is still providing services. Many credit counseling program over the past 10+ years have merged their programs and services into the larger agencies that serve many clients over multiple states. We, at the Center for Child & Family Services and our Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Hampton Roads program, feel that the best way to help those in financial need is to provide face-to-face in person counseling. Our counselors are all certified credit counselors through the National Foundation of Credit Counseling (we have been a member since 1983), which provides the client with the assurance that they are working with a highly trained individual. Our credit counseling program is small, but our staff has over 90 years of service to the agency – that is what makes us differ from the rest. We provide face to face counseling and it will be the same familiar face they will work with while they are in our program. continue reading »last_img

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