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Jul 24

Team Offers Workshops to Improve Financial Skills

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 2:09 PM by Communications Department

Free sessions help attendees get on the budget fast track

Interested in improving your budgeting skills or getting on track to get out of debt? The Newport News Department of Human Services Housing Broker Team and the Virginia Cooperative Extension offer free budget workshops. Budget_SCThe workshops are offered Wednesday mornings and evenings. The next series of workshops takes place August 2, August 9 and August 23. The morning classes run from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and the evening classes from 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Participants can sign up to attend either the morning or the evening classes, whichever best fits their schedule. All classes take place at South Morrison Family Education Center, 746 Adams Drive in Newport News. Participants can earn a special toolkit and savings guide as a bonus at the end of the series by completing all three of the classes and keeping the best budget.

This workshop is open to the public, but space is limited. Register by calling 757-369-6832. If you are a person with a disability and would like any assistive device, services or accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact Sonja Mitchell at 757-591-4838, TDD 1-800-828-1120 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. five days prior to the class.

The Housing Broker Team program is designed to prevent homelessness and to keep homelessness from re-occurring. If you or someone you know is experiencing a housing crisis, please call the Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202.