What Our Partners Have to Say

Rick Birkel

Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Oregon

"Financial literacy, and ultimately financial empowerment, are critical tools people, families and communities need to escape poverty and gain control of their lives. People who learn to manage a budget, improve their credit, save for emergencies and for major investments like education, an automobile or a home, are simply better off in every other area of their lives. When people gain control of their finances - they greatly expand their life options. In fact, here at Save First we have learned that everything goes better for people and families when finances are not a constant oppressive issue in their lives – marriages are better, people have better health and mental health and they perform better at work. As a result, helping people and families become masters of their finances is a cornerstone of our work and mission at Catholic Charities."

Odalis Perez-Crouse

GOALS Program Supervisor, Home Forward

"We find our partnership with Save First to be extremely important for our program participants. Having experts we can rely on to support our families with financial education is critical to their success."

Brian Fershweiler

Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul

“Giving help and hope, one person at a time.”