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Financial Counseling & Coaching

Whether you've had a foreclosure, want to buy a house, need to get out of debt, or are having a financial crisis, ESOP's Financial Empowerment Coaches can help you set financial goals and make a plan to achieve them.

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0% Interest Small Dollar Loan

Our small dollar loans give you the ability to take a small personal loan for your most important expenses without needing to turn to payday lenders.

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Benefits Assessments & Application Assistance

The Benefits Enrollment Center can see if you qualify for the benefits available from more than 1,300 federal, state and local programs like help with utilities, food, transportation, housing assistance, and more.

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Connecting Our Seniors to Technology

Our free computer classes can help older adults learn how to use the internet safely and confidently with the support of both technological and financial coaching.

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Free Income Tax Preparation

We help individuals of all ages prepare their taxes and get their state and federal refunds free of charge. Spanish language services are available!

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Matched Savings Program

The Matched Savings Program helps you build emergency savings together with the assistance of our Financial Empowerment Coaches! We will match $1 for $1 up to $500 after 12 months in the program and all of the program criteria have been met.

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Medicare Part D Assistance

Our Medicare and Benefits Enrollment Center has helped thousands of Medicare beneficiaries and people age 55 and older in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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Senior Property Tax Loan

Our Senior Property Tax Loan Program provides loans to homeowners age 55 and older to help them pay delinquent property taxes and avoid foreclosure.

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Benefits: You Gave, You Save

Navigating the maze of different benefits and trying to understand what you and your loved one may be eligible for can be a daunting task. Join us for an informative webinar that will outline benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Program and the Low-Income Subsidy. We’ll walk through what the different requirements for these programs are and how to apply.

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By Cynthia Walker | 10/06/2021

The Caregiver's Guide to Estate Planning: How to Prepare for Yours and Your Loved One's Futures

When was the last time you and your loved one had a discussion about estate planning? If you’re like many people, it’s probably been a while. This webinar will discuss what important financial and medical documents are necessary in case of an emergency, and what to do in those situations. Having these items prepared and organized will not only protect your loved one, but as a caregiver it will give you peace of mind to know that everything is taken care of in advance.

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By Rachel Slomovitz | 08/12/2021

The Financial Fatigue of Caregiving

Are you feeling the financial strain, or emotional and physical stress that comes along with caring for a loved one? This workshop will give you the tools needed to alleviate those stressors and help you to navigate your way around the additional expenses that caregivers endure.

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By Rachel Slomovitz | 01/07/2021

A caregiver and older loved one viewing different plans on a laptop

What to Consider When Helping an Older Loved One Choose a Medicare Plan

With Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment ongoing from October 15 to December 7, you may have already begun discussions with your loved one on the basics of Medicare, such as differences from Medicaid and what the different plans and options are. But before such an important decision is made, it’s important to go more in depth by preparing the right questions with your loved one to guide the conversation and exploring the different points of consideration that will help determine which plan is best for your loved one’s individual needs.

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By Cynthia Walker | 11/16/2020

Helping a Loved One Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

October 7 virtual program for caregivers from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

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By Cynthia Walker | 10/16/2020