Resource navigation and financial coaching
The Living Well program provides resource navigation and financial coaching services to help individuals succeed.
Connection to community resources
Navigating community resources is a challenge. Living Well provides direct connection to resources from basic needs to asset-building. Connect to a Community Service Specialist to learn about:
- Public benefits (SNAP food stamps, AHCCCS medical insurance, TANF cash assistance)
- Emergency assistance
- Low-cost medical, dental and mental health options
- Housing counseling (home rental, fair housing, landlord-tenant issues, etc.)
- Asset purchase (home ownership, auto purchase, start a small business)
Everyone has hopes, dreams, fears and future goals. Not everyone has a trusted person to talk to about them. Chat with a certified coach – a smart, friendly human with life experience and numbers knowledge – to build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line.
Financial coaches can help you:
- Become aware of your money mindset and relationship with money
- Identify and achieve goals
- Increase savings and assets
- Create a realistic household spending plan
- Get the most from your banking & financial relationships
- Understand and improve credit
Well-being and Social Determinants of Health
Financial stress can have a destabilizing effect on health. As such, poverty remains the clearest “social determinant” of health. Health care accounts for only about 20% of a person’s health. If we want to improve health outcomes for vulnerable families, whose health is typically much worse than higher-income individuals, we need to address the root causes of social and economic factors that influence health, such as education, employment, and financial stability. Living Well participants focus on financial well-being through financial coaching, employment and career services and connection to public benefits and community resources.