Common Cents

by RISE Foundation, Inc.
Common Cents

Project Report | Jun 12, 2021
Judicare & RISE build stronger financial futures

By Tangela Morgan | Development Director

Shelby County Drug Courts
Shelby County Drug Courts

For the next three months RISE will partner with Shelby County Government through its Judicare referral program for adult males referred through the Shelby County Recovery Courts. Judicare offers its clients a second chance at getting stability and direction in their lives. RISE will offer intensive financial literacy and education classes. These participants are working hard to overcome setbacks that have occurred in their lives due to drug and alcohol dependency. This program will reconnect families and link them with resources to help them build better financial habits.

Through the RISE Common Cents program, a series of workshops will cover prudent financial budgeting and spending plan creation. For many clients, this will be the first time taking a deep dive into a critical analysis of their finances. Collaborating with the RISE Foundation was the perfect fit for the Judicare program because Common Cents is designed to meet people where they currently are in their financial struggle. 

Common Cents is uniquely effective by providing participants with valuable information that enables them to better manage their financial resources and make better financial choices in an environment that is nurturing, peer-guided and inclusive.  Judicare participants will discuss creating/maintaining a spending plan and managing credit.  They will be introduced to techniques that better utilize credit wisely and re-build and sustain their credit history.    

Memphis is proud of the work that programs like Judicare is doing to overcome poverty in our communities. With the help of more partnerships like Shelby County Government, the RISE Foundation will be able to introduce more families to the principles of utilizing a spending plan and designing budgets that work through the tough times smarter.

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RISE Foundation, Inc.

Location: Memphis, TN - USA
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Twitter: @RISEmemphis
Project Leader:
Linda Williams
Memphis , Tennessee United States

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