about us

We are a collaborative team that is here to help you build a brighter financial future & achieve your goals through free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling

who we are

The Rochester Financial Empowerment Center is supported by the efforts of the City of Rochester Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester.

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City of Rochester Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building

The City of Rochester houses one of the program's project managers and provides resources that allow for this service to be available as a public service.

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Consumer Credit Counseling

Service of Rochester

CCCS is the non-profit counseling provider for the program. They provide the Financial Empowerment Center Counseling team and continued program support.


the financial empowerment

center model


In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and others, the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) is promoting the replication of the Financial Empowerment Center model through supporting cohorts of local government leaders to develop, launch, and implement financial counseling as a free public service, along with strategic research projects to enhance the success of financial counseling.

The model is evidence-based and has been shown to work in a diverse group of cities across the country. These cities include Philadelphia, PA, Nashville, TN, San Antonio, TX, Denver, CO, New York, NY, Lansing, MI, and more. The model has provided services to over 99,000 clients and has helped to reduce over $137 million in debt among FEC clients and built savings by over $19 million.

a message from

the mayor


One step toward financial literacy takes you two steps toward personal empowerment.” – Russell Simmons

Welcome to Rochester’s Financial Empowerment Center – where we are striving to give our residents the power to secure genuine equality through economic equality. As Rochester’s economy continues to work through its most dramatic transformation in decades, we want to make sure all of our residents are ready to take advantage of this newfound growth and momentum.

Here you will find a committed team of proven, professional counselors who will show you how to stabilize your finances and start building long-term, generational wealth. Led by the Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building, the FEC will put the power of your money in your hands so you can stake a claim to your legacy.

Visit the Financial Empowerment Center and learn how to prepare for change and seize opportunity -- for you and your children. 

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meet our staff

Our staff has been professionally trained and are NFCC Certified through Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester.

meet our partners

We have partnered with local service providers to ensure that you can receive counseling in a location that is convenient     for you.

Interested in Seeing what an appointment is like?