Duke Funding to provide classes to WellSpring residents

Join us for a check presentation and kick-off of our Your Money, Your Goals Initiative on Wednesday, August 7 at 9:30 am.

Financial literacy is defined as the confluence of financial, credit, and debt management and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions – decisions that are integral to our everyday lives. It impacts almost every aspect of our lives. Now, through a funding partnership with the Duke Energy Foundation, the residents at WellSpring will have access to an evidenced-based program- Your Money, Your Goals training.

WellSpring residents will increase their knowledge and become more financially self-sufficient.  Financial literacy education and improved personal financial management benefit people of all ages.  Financial literacy allows individuals to make educated financial choices, discuss financial issues, and plan for the future; Money management skills can help residents prioritize purchases, improve their financial situation, increase creditworthiness, and build a secure financial future. 

This 9-week course will address the following: Starting the Money Conversation, Setting Goals, Saving, Tracking Income and Benefits, Paying Bills, Getting Through the Month, Dealing with Debt, Understanding Credit Reports and Scores, Choosing Financial Products and Services and Protecting your Money.

“The Duke Energy Foundation is pleased to partner with WellSpring on this impactful program,” said Duke Energy government and community relations manager Bruce Calloway.  “This financial literacy program will create another valuable resource for residents as they work to stabilize a path to self-sufficiency.”

WellSpring has served as Morgan County’s only shelter for homeless families since 1988 and is the county’s largest provider of services to the homeless. Last year, they provided more than 20,000 nights of shelter with 9,380 of those being to children.

About Duke Energy Foundation: In Indiana, the Duke Energy Foundation invests approximately $2 million annually for community support and charitable contributions. To learn more about Duke Energy Foundation, visit www.duke-energy.com/community.