Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a significant two-year donation to the United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) towards the design and introduction of a Financial Success Center to be located in downtown Westfield, MA in early autumn 2016. Following the Financial Success Center model introduced in both Holyoke and Springfield, this will be named Thrive @ Westfield, and will be launched in partnership with the City of Westfield, Valley Opportunity Center, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, FutureWorks, and CareerPoint, as well as several other partners.
Financial Success Centers such as the Thrive Centers in Holyoke and Springfield provide free services such as individual financial coaching, financial literacy classes, resources for workforce development, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and access to income supports for low to moderate income individuals and families.
United Way of Pioneer Valley has a long history of convening local partners for innovative community initiatives that serve people throughout the region. Visit the UWPV website for more information at www.uwpv.org