Financial Opportunity Center

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Developed in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Inspiritus’ Financial Opportunity Center offers a variety of a career guidance and personal finance services for low-to-moderate income residents of Dekalb County.

 The FOC helps participants build smart money habits, develop their careers, access assistance, and focus on their financial future.  The FOC model helps better prepare individuals financially and connects employers to well-prepared workers. 

To achieve this, Inspiritus integrates three core services:

Financial Coaching and Education

Through one-on-one coaching and group workshops/seminars, participants learn 
valuable skills such as how to create a budget, how to save for a future purchase, and 
how to improve their credit.

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 Employment Services

Inspiritus FOC provides services that assist participants in obtaining a job that matches their skills, increasing their income potential and growing their career. 

Income Support Benefits

The FOC works with residents of Dekalb Count to connect them to available income 
supports, assist them in applying for public benefits, and refer them to community
 support.

An Integrated Approach

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There are more than 80 FOC centers supported by LISC throughout the country.  The bundled services offered through FOC have proven more effective than employment or job placement services alone.  Participants are more likely to land a well paying job, retain their job for a year or more and increase their net worth, net income and/or credit score.