As another phase of the collaboration with the Chattanooga Housing Authority, four members of the Chattanooga Faith Group of SCNs and Associates, began training as facilitators of the “Faith and Finances” program on Jan. 11.

Pictured left to right are Judy Raley, SCN, and SCNAs Betsy Kammerdiener, Carol Newton, and Jackie Jackson.

The “Faith & Finances” Program, developed by the Chalmers Center at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, provides economic development strategies that holistically impact people living in poverty. Through the 12 sessions, low-income or financially vulnerable adults gain important information and skills relevant to their everyday lives. The program lays the foundation for good financial literacy. Facilitators discuss money in the context of relationships, values and obstacles, and help participants set goals and make spending plans.

The facilitators will conduct the sessions with residents of Greenwood Terrace, where they have provided food for the weekend for 45 children through the Promise Pack program for the past year. Offering “Faith and Finances” is another effort to implement the Western Province ministry focus — Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Violence.

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