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Financial Empowerment Center opens in Roanoke

Center opened in partnership with Carilion, local credit union

ROANOKE, Va. – There’s a new place for you to get free financial help in Roanoke.

A virtual ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for the Financial Empowerment Center in Roanoke.

It’s part of a national program that has helped over 100,000 people reduce over $150 million of individual debt since 2008.

The center will offer one-on-one financial counseling and coaching.

“I believe local government is a natural place to lead this work,” said Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea. “Given where we are across the country with COVID-19, I think this is a good time.”

To find out how you can get help from the center, click here.