Get Free Financial Counseling

At the City's Financial Empowerment Center, you can meet one-on-one with a professional, financial counselor who can help you:

  • Tackle debt
  • Improve your credit
  • Create a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • Save and plan for your future
  • And much more

Below is a map and list of all Centers. You must call 311 to schedule a free one-on-one financial counseling appointment.

BRONX

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At the Phipps Neighborhoods Opportunity Center
3125 Third Avenue (at 159th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
More Information: The Financial Empowerment Center in the Bronx is housed at the Phipps Neighborhoods Opportunity Center and also provides its services at several community partner locations. Phipps Neighborhoods community education sites offer free classes in computer training, ESL/literacy instruction, GED preparation, as well as family programs and some social services.
Partner: Phipps Neighborhoods


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Catholic Charities HomeBase
2155 Blackrock Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Phipps Neighborhoods


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Bronx
848 Concourse Village West
Bronx, NY 10451
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Phipps Neighborhoods Center
1030 East 178th Street
Bronx, NY 10460
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Phipps Neighborhoods


BROOKLYN

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English, Spanish, and Yoruba
Site Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
1474 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center
592 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At CAMBA
885 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Tuesdays in Room 216
Thursdays and Saturdays in Room 3 in the "Commons"
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


MANHATTAN

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At the Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English
Site Hours: Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: The Financial Clinic


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU)
2052 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU)
37 Avenue B (corner of East 3rd Street)
New York, NY 10009
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Midtown Community Court (MCC)
314 West 54th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City
307 West 36th Street, 12th Floor (at 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
1112 St. Nicholas Avenue, 4th Floor (at 166th Street)
Entrance on 166th Street between St. Nicholas and Audubon avenues.
New York, NY 10032
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
45 Wadsworth Avenue (between 175th and 176th streets)
New York, NY 10033
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


QUEENS

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Catholic Charities HomeBase
161-10 Jamaica Avenue, 5th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Language: English
Site Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Partner: The Financial Clinic


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Make the Road New York
92-10 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: The Financial Clinic


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens
60-20 Woodside Avenue, 2nd Floor (Above Astoria Federal Savings)
Woodside, NY 11377
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Urban Upbound
38-85 13th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English, Spanish, and Bengali
Site Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Urban Upbound


STATEN ISLAND

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island
770 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Directions: From the Staten Island Ferry, take the W Shore Plz via Castleton bound S46 bus to Castleton and Davis avenues.
Telephone: Call 311 to make an appointment at this Financial Empowerment Center.
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


Additional Resources

YOU CAN…

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