Financial Literacy

Financial Stability Programs

An Effective Means To Fight Poverty

People escape poverty and build wealth by developing assets, such as purchasing a home, receiving a college diploma, or starting a new business.  In addition to having a steady and sustainable income, having assets gives individuals and families a stake in their future.

South Shore Community Action Council offers a variety of inter-related programs designed to support low income families in their goals of achieving long term financial stability.  SSCAC’s Financial Stability Programs include:

Individual Development Accounts (IDA)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Personal Financial Education and Money Management

These programs combine education and prevention strategies so that families are successful in setting and achieving goals, maximizing income and avoiding potential financial pitfalls.

By moving beyond the crisis intervention model, South Shore Community Action Council is advancing its goal of Helping People Help Themselves.