Financial Freedom Starts by Saving for Tomorrow

To Our Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Save First Financial Wellness will be closing our doors at Catholic Charities of Oregon after a fruitful 13 years of serving over 20,000 members of the Portland metro and beyond. 

Our final day with Catholic Charities of Oregon will be in the middle of June, but our hope is to find a new home for our program so our services can continue to be available. We are currently exploring options with community partners that should lead to a continuation of our services later in 2023, so please continue to check back for updates on how this is progressing.

Starting on April 25th, 2023, Save First will no longer have capacity to take general clients from the community as our remaining staff focus on closing out our current contract and grant responsibilities. For community members seeking help, please visit this blog post for information on alternative services that may be available to you.

Our sincerest thank you to everyone who has made our work possible -- more updates to come!

Welcome! If you’re experiencing financial difficulties, Save First may be the lifeline you’ve been looking for. We provide hands-on support and helpful tools for anyone ready to put in the work to get their money matters under control.

Ask your employer if they offer Workplace Financial Wellness or reach out directly to explore an individual membership.

Workplace Financial Wellness

Employees are the lifeblood of any business. But when a staff member struggles financially, it can impact their performance and the entire team. Save First partners with business leaders to ensure financial wellbeing is a key part of their company’s wellness benefits offering. It’s not charity or a hand-out. Investing in the financial stability of your workforce is a cost-effective and proven way to bolster employee productivity, morale, and retention. See our growing list of employer partners and success stories.

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Our Business Partners

It can be difficult to focus on work when an unexpected financial hardship is weighing you down. Save First is proud to administer Workplace Financial Wellness in collaboration with the following employers:

Are you a business leader interested in offering financial wellness services to your staff? Visit our Employer page to learn how it works.

Explore Our Services

We’re kind of like a personal trainer for your wallet. The Save First team knows what it takes to help people get their finances back on track. Through a combination of one-on-one coaching, workshops, and tools, we make sure you’re well-equipped to get your financial house in order—so you can get on with living your life. Discover our range of services below:

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One-on-One Coaching

Financial Coaching for creating a personalized budget, debt repayment plan, savings plan, or help building or repairing credit. Set financial goals and plan for the future.

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