FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 1, 2019–GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit credit counseling organization based in metro Detroit, is affiliating with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley doing business as Clarifi, a nonprofit credit counseling and housing organization based in Philadelphia, Pa.
Together, the organizations will offer increased support and guidance for people seeking to reduce debt, improve credit, save money, buy and remain in their homes. Both organizations will continue to operate under their respective brands. Clarifi clients can expect the same service, plus access to expanded counseling services and new technology tools through GreenPath.
The GreenPath and Clarifi affiliation provides greater efficiencies, reach and capacity to service clients nationwide. By sharing services and resources, GreenPath and Clarifi will use a people-centered approach, innovation and expertise in debt management and housing counseling to help empower people to lead financially healthy lives and achieve their own version of the American dream. Both organizations are members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Patty Hasson, president and executive director for Clarifi, will continue to lead Clarifi’s programs and extend the impact of the organization’s services in its communities.
“Together with GreenPath, we will reach more people who dream of owning a home, remain in their homes, make informed financial decisions and withstand future financial challenges,” said Hasson. “With this affiliation, we can become even better champions for our clients and help people gain financial clarity.”
“GreenPath and Clarifi are aligned in our vision to remix the American Dream so it works for everyone,” said Kristen Holt, CEO, GreenPath Financial Wellness. “With Clarifi, we have a unique ability to serve more people faster, preserve client access to important services and strengthen client financial well-being.” Holt added: “With Clarifi, GreenPath expands into new markets and can offer innovative, sustainable programs for our clients and partners at a greater scale. I welcome the opportunity to join forces with Patty and the Clarifi team. I know that great things lie ahead for our organizations.”
Last year, GreenPath served more than 200,000 people nationally. Nearly $200 million in debt was paid off through GreenPath’s Debt Management Plans.
Over the past two years, GreenPath acquired Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County and completed strategic affiliations with the national Homeownership Preservation Foundation and Rural Dynamic, Inc. in Montana. Including Clarifi, these transactions have added around 100 employees and 10 additional locations to the GreenPath footprint. GreenPath currently has about 58 offices in 22 states.
GreenPath Financial Wellness is a national nonprofit organization that provides financial counseling, education and products to empower people to lead financially healthy lives. Working directly with individuals and through partnerships since 1961, GreenPath assists clients with debt and credit management, homeownership education and foreclosure prevention, student loans and bankruptcy needs. Headquartered in Michigan, GreenPath has nearly 500 employees and operates in 58 offices across 22 states. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit www.greenpath.org.
Clarifi is a nonprofit organization that creates hope by helping people identify and secure the most important assets in their lives. Helping provide people affordable access to resources required to improve their financial futures, Clarifi serves the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area with 12 locations in northeast Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. The organization has served 750,000 people since 1966. Clarifi is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit www.clarifi.org.
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