Rekindle Your Dreams

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!

Save First is your partner as you work to attain a healthy financial perspective and lifestyle by providing educational resources, workshops, coaching, and strategies for asset creation & debt reduction.

Cost of Services

Workplace financial wellness--we partner with employers around the region to make Save First’s services available free as an employee benefit. Ask your HR department if your company offers Save First Financial Wellness benefits or email us at

Individual access--anyone from the community can access Save First services through a paid yearly membership, ala carte service fees, or by applying for a scholarship. Our Navigation team will help you choose which option may be best for your situation during your intake call. An appointment will be scheduled after completing a general application here.

Learn more by reading our fee disclosure document.

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