Providing free one-on-one financial counseling as a public service

how We Help

reach your financial goals & change your life

Counselors can set up personalized goals that will bring you one step closer to becoming a homeowner
How It Works

Schedule an appointment* with a counselor at a time and location that works best for you.

Receive a follow-up call from your counselor and gather the documents you might need for the session.

Attend your first session and work with your counselor on creating a plan to achieve your goals.

Follow your financial plan & schedule a follow-up appointment with your counselor to keep working toward your goals.

*must be at least

18 years old

Interpreters for all languages provided upon request

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Where to go

 There are FEC counselors across Rochester at locations convenient to you. We've intentionally partnered with organizations that provide essential services so you can receive financial counseling when and where it is convenient for you.

"One special aspect of Rochester Financial Empowerment Center that I am passionate about is the client-counselor relationship. Changes and empowerment happen when respect and trust are established. Our goal is to be interested in our clients, to hear them and to see them as valued individuals. My hope is that they would leave the session thinking she/he really understands me, I have options, and I see a path forward."

- Mina Hatami, FEC Manager

Interested in Seeing what an appointment is like?