COVID-19 has put some Golden Isles enterprise house owners and their workers in monetary misery, and lots of don’t know the place to show for assist.
In response, a free public monetary navigator service has been created to assist Golden Isles residents with monetary challenges on account of the pandemic.
The brand new program will present one-on-one steerage remotely over the phone at 912-265-1850 or on-line at brunswickga.org by clicking on the hyperlink on the high of the web page titled “Native COVID-19 Useful resource Hub” for entry to crucial assets and social providers.
After residents full the shape on-line or by calling, a monetary navigator will ship a brief service settlement and name the consumer to start a private session.
Brunswick Metropolis Supervisor Regina McDuffie stated the partnership with Cities for Monetary Empowerment Fund will assist metropolis residents impacted financially by COVID-19.
“This can be one of the necessary issues that we will do to straight impression the lives of residents which were thrown within the turmoil of loss wages, housing points and monetary crises,” McDuffie stated. “It’s arduous coping with monetary points in regular occasions, and as everyone knows, occasions are removed from regular. Offering monetary path and assets stands out as the distinction between having shelter and homelessness. That’s vital.”
The Monetary Navigators program with Brunswick is supported by a number of massive monetary companies and foundations.
“The pandemic and ensuing financial crises have hit low- and middle-income households, contingent and undocumented staff, and lots of others very arduous,” stated James Anderson, head of presidency innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies. “We’re very happy to assist the CFE Fund develop its prime quality and impactful monetary empowerment providers to achieve many extra individuals in additional cities.”