Building Financial Stability

WHO IS ALICE?


We see ALICE every day – hard working who keep Louisiana’s economy moving but who aren’t sure they can put enough food on their own tables.

The whole community benefits when more working individuals and families are able to support themselves and get on solid financial ground.  We focus on lasting solutions that lead to financial security because financially stable people are more likely to access quality healthcare, provide a good education for their children, and contribute to their local economies.

OUR PROGRAMS


FREE TAX PREP


United Way of Northwest Louisiana offers two free tax preparation programs: VITA and MyFreeTaxes.com. Volunteer Incomes Tax Assistance (VITA) offers free tax preparation to those who make less than $56,000 at various locations during tax season. MyFreeTaxes.com is a free, safe and easy way to file your own taxes regardless of your income.

HELP WITH BANK ACCOUNTS


Bank On Northwest Louisiana helps the unbanked and underbanked achieve financial stability. Available in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Bienville and Claiborne parishes, more than 4,000 individuals have been impacted by the program since 2016.

Lunch & Learn Program

Personal finance training to assist businesses in lowering their payroll costs and helping the unbanked and underbanked employees. Generally held during the lunch hour, the program works to reestablish relationships with safe and affordable institutions and become better managers of their personal finances.

FREE FINANCIAL COUNSELING


A partnership with the City of Shreveport and United Way of Northwest Louisiana, the Shreveport Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) provides professional, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching as a free public service to local residents. At the Shreveport FEC, professionally trained FEC counselors help individuals and families manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video conference appointments are available. You can schedule your own appointment through our easy online scheduling system at: shreveportfec.as.me

OUR GOALS IN THE COMMUNITY


Maintain and Increase Income

Increase opportunities to secure and sustain employment.

Financial Education and Services

Develop financial literacy skills, including banking, budgeting and savings, Educate and increase support and subsidies for families.

Affordable Housing

Increase opportunities to obtain affordable, independent housing.

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Funded Nonprofit Organizations in Financial Stability


Bank On Northwest Louisiana

United Way of Northwest Louisiana
820 Jordan St. Suite 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

Financial Empowerment Center

United Way of Northwest Louisiana
820 Jordan St. Suite 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504

Sadies Arms, Inc

4466 Fariway Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71109
318-635-1447

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

United Way of Northwest Louisiana
820 Jordan St. Suite 370
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-677-2504