for Adults & Families
- Financial Coaching – Branches offers free one-on-one personal financial coaching sessions with a certified financial coach to help individuals build their credit, build assets and achieve long-term success in life.
- Financial Education for Children & Youth – prepares our students to play an active role in managing their personal finances and make informed decisions about saving, spending, investing and borrowing through group classes and one-on-one coaching.
- Micro-Business Program – equips entrepreneurs by focusing on seven key areas of impact for their business. The goal is to grow in their knowledge, skills and resources to achieve business stability and growth, business management acumen, and long-term success.
- Miami Community ID – serves as an accepted form of photo identification for select County services for Miami-Dade residents including seniors, survivors of domestic violence, formerly incarcerated or homeless individuals, foster youth, transgender individuals, undocumented residents, and others lacking proper documentation.
- Transportation Solutions Program – provides low to moderate income families financial education and coaching to remove barriers to financial wellness by promoting reliable transportation.
- Tax Preparation Services – Branches leads the Miami Tax Pros VITA coalition and offers tax prep services and ITIN processing at no cost, year-round to lower-income individuals and families.
- Emergency Services Network – consists of more than a dozen local congregations that provide several forms of emergency services including food pantries, delivered meals and prepared hot meals. Branches also provides disaster relief and partners closely with FRIEND.
- United Way Center for Financial Stability (UWCFS) – housed and operated by Branches, the UWCFS offers a full range of financial stability services to enable working families and individuals to achieve economic stability.
To access Branches’ Financial Wellness Resource Library,
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Branches proudly leads the Miami-Dade VITA Coalition, also known as Miami Tax Pros, which is a group of over 25 strong community-based partners with 50+ sites and over 400 volunteers. In 2021, we helped over 7,400 families file their taxes, which secured over $12 million in tax refunds for hard working families and individuals that need it the most.
Learn more at www.miamitaxpros.com
Financial freedom cannot come through knowledge alone but necessitates an opportunity to exercise that knowledge. Branches opens up new opportunities for participants to improve their situations and lives. The coaching process reorients the expectations of a client to overcome self-imposed barriers while also navigating external barriers through access to uniquely targeted tools and services.
For participants that have begun to realize some of their opportunities, the Branches team offers services and products that allow them to increase their total and disposable income.
Stability may look differently for different people, however, stable families embody behaviors, utilize tools and resources that allow them to overcome obstacles in the road of life. Each Achieve program has unique key milestones tied to stability supporting families in their need for reliable access to housing, income, healthcare and financial tools along with the financial capabilities to achieve financial wellness.