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Economic Empowerment Services

“You gave me hope, a ray of light when I felt I was drowning in student loan debt. I am forever grateful.”
– A CCN Client

CCN’s case management and economic empowerment programming identify and meet the tangible needs of clients, which include financial resources, food, shelter, education and employment. Case management services include:

Certain clients may also benefit from the Passport Program, CCN’s comprehensive microloan program which works specifically with survivors and is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The Program is a source of non-traditional loans for survivors of domestic violence who may not be able to access traditional banking for emergency and other identifiable needs.

The simple interest loans, ranging from $50 to $500, can be used for expenses such as car repair, a small business loan for materials & supplies, books or tuition costs, or uniforms/professional attire. Loans can be secured for a six-month or 12-month term and are offered at a rate of 5% interest. All interest and repaid funds are redirected into making additional loans. Participants will be asked to complete some degree of financial education, depending on the term of the loan. Contact CCN’s Economic Empowerment Advocate Kesa at kahomana@crisiscenternorth.org or 412-364-5556 to learn more.