About Our Partners

Family Service Association

Family Service Association of San Antonio has been building strong families since 1903. It is the oldest human service agency in San Antonio dedicated to helping children, seniors, and families in need. From multiple neighborhood locations and from more than 56 school campuses, Family Service provides high quality service in various languages to the residents of Bexar county and surrounding counties of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and all socio-economic levels.

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. United Way has a long tradition of helping people with basic needs - food, clothing, shelter and safety - and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs.  United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems. In San Antonio, United Way focuses on improving early care and education for children, helping students succeed in school, and strengthening families. The United Way 2-1-1 Help Line is a critical link for over half a million callers a year seeking assistance and referrals to health and human services across the area.  Through community initiatives like these and investment in 135 outcomes-based programs at 62 agencies, United Way is helping to change people's lives.


About Our Funders

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works primarily to advance five areas globally: the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. In 2011, $330 million was distributed. Government Innovation efforts, including the Financial Empowerment Centers, are part of the Mayors Project, which seeks to spread proven and promising ideas among cities. Other Mayors Project investments include Cities of Service and Innovation Delivery Teams.

CFE Fund

The CFE Fund's mission is to leverage municipal engagement to improve the financial stability of low and moderate income households by embedding financial empowerment strategies into local government infrastructure. The Fund will work with mayoral administrations and those interested in supporting them to actually "pull triggers " -- and will measure its success accordingly.

Living Cities

Living Cities harnesses the collective power of philanthropy and financial institutions to improve the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live. Living Cities’ core values – those we believe are fundamental to the organization’s success in achieving its mission – are collaboration, innovation, leadership, and impact. These organizational values guide our everyday decisions about how, why and what we do.

About Us

The San Antonio Financial Empowerment Center offers free, one-on-one professional financial counseling.  

Certified financial counselors are available for personalized guidance and can help you deal with a wide range of personal financial issues.

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do these services cost?
A: Financial Empowerment Center services are always free.

Q: How many times can I meet with a counselor?
A: As many times as you need.

Q: What can a financial counselor help me with?
A: Repair your credit, create a savings plan, negotiate and pay off debt, open an affordable bank account...just to name a few!

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Financial Empowerment Program
1302 North Zarzamora St.

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