ROADS to Financial Independence



Jar of money labeled BudgetAre you a person with a disability who is working or interested in exploring employment? If  you’re interested in making the most of
your earnings or potential earnings, Roads to Financial Independence may be for you.
Last month we announced a new financial capabilty program called
ROADS. We are proud to be part of this national initiative aimed at improving the financial well-being and economic security of individuals with disabilities who are currently working or interested in exploring employment.
Are you interested in learning the following?
  • How to prepare a monthly, livable budget
  • What is a credit score and how to improve it
  • Methods to decrease debt
  • Methods to increase savings
  • How to set and achieve personal financial goals
  • How to protect against identity theft
  • Independent living skills such as paying rent, paying utilities, and how to keep track of monthly  income and expenses
  • Banking
    methods such as check writing, using debit cards, and development of savings goals
At the heart of the program is a commitment to financial empowerment for persons with disabilities. Services will include a Financial Wellbeing Assessment, financial education classes, one-on-one financial coaching, reviewing credit scores, SSI/SSDI benefits counseling, maximizing employer benefits and more.
Contact Conrad Reynoldson, Financial Stability Project Coordinator at the Washington Access Fund, to schedule an in-person or phone meeting to complete a financial
well-being assessment and learn more about your financial needs.


2017

News

Updated on Jul/16/2015

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    Let Your Person Centered Planning Guide help you plan and prepare for each stage of life.

  • Informing Families is a partnership for better communication, provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council in collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state.