Need something else?

You can schedule an appointment with a New York City Financial Empowerment Center Counselor.

Counselors can help you:

  • Take control of your debt
  • Deal with debt collectors
  • Improve your credit
  • Create a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • Start an emergency fund
  • Save and plan for your future

Financial counseling is free and confidential. Professional counselors speak multiple languages.

Same-day, walk-in appointments are possible if counselors are available.

Financial Empowerment Centers are run by the Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment, in partnership with:

  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Urban Upbound
  • The Financial Clinic
  • Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
  • Phipps Neighborhoods


Find a Financial Empowerment Center near you or book an appointment online.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance by phone.