United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center - February Events

The United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) has a lot going on during the month of February.    Not  sure what the Financial Opportunity Center is?  Orientation sessions are required for those interested in receiving FOC services, and they are held every other week, alternating between Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.  See the flyer for upcoming orientation dates or call the FOC at (281)282-6061.  Registration is required.  Want to read up about it ahead of time?  Check out this information sheet

Neighborhood Centers is offering free tax preparation assistance to qualifying individuals and families at the United Way Bay Area Service Center from January to April.  Services are offered to single individuals earning up to $30,000 and families earning up to $50,000.  Hours of operation for the months of January, February and April are Monday-Thursday 10-7 and Saturday 10-1.  Hours of operation for the month of March are Monday-Thursday 11-7 and Saturday 10-1.  See the flyer for additional information and locations. 

Do you work in customer service or think you might benefit from learning better customer service skills?  The United Way FOC is offering the “Customer Service Workshop” on Thursday, February 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.  This workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Call or email Vivian Echevarria, Employment Coach, at (281)282-6064 or vechevarria@innovativealternatives.org to register.  See this flyer for additional details.

Worried about your credit report or debt?  Check out the workshop “Credit Reports and Debt: How They Impact Your Life” at the United Way FOC on Thursday, February 28th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Again, this workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Call or email Charles Canales, Financial Coach, at (281)282-6079 or ccanales@familyservices.org to register.  See this flyer for additional details. 

Are you wondering what benefits you might be eligible to receive?  Check out the “Bay Area Benefits Access Fair” on Thursday, February 28th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check out this flyer to see what services are being provided and what you might need to bring with you.  If you have questions or need additional information call (281)282-6000. 

Take advantage of these great, FREE, services!  Remember all programs require registration, so contact the appropriate group or individual as described in this post or on the fliers.  Events are held at the United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center, which is located at 1300 Bay Area Blvd., Building A, Houston, TX 77058.  The FOC's phone number is (281)282-6061 (En Español, (281)282-6079), and their email address is bayareafoc@unitedwayhouston.org.