ORLANDO, Fla., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the nearly 850,000 National Guard and Reserve servicemembers of the United States and their families, finding the resources they need to help them before, during and after deployments can be challenging and time-consuming. Known as the “reintegration phase,” this period of time can cause great stress and, all too often, financial hardships.
With that knowledge, InCharge Debt Solutions announced it is providing free credit counseling, foreclosure assistance, and home buyer education to servicemembers attending Department of Defense “Yellow Ribbon” events throughout Florida. These mandatory events provide 30-, 60- and 90-day transition programs designed to connect National Guard and Reserve members with information on health care, education and training opportunities, financial, and legal benefits.
“‘The Yellow Ribbon’ program is such a vital service, and it is a perfect fit for our efforts to assist military members and their families with the financial challenges they face in and around a deployment,” said Shawn Walsh, InCharge’s Outreach Programs Director. “We are going to start by offering free financial counseling, but have plans to provide other tools these American heroes need in order to keep their homes and their finances sound.”
Known officially as the Yellow Ribbon Integration Program, it is a congressionally mandated program that was established in 2008 under the National Defense Authorization Act (Section 582 of Public Law 110) which called for information events and activities for National Guard and Reserve service members and their families, to facilitate access to services supporting their health and well-being throughout the deployment cycle.
Yellow Ribbon events include a program on May 12, 2012 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. For more information, contact Shawn Walsh at 407-532-5894, [email protected] .
InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides bankruptcy counseling, credit counseling, and housing counseling services to consumers and service members in need of financial literacy education, money management guidance, and help finding the right debt solution for their specific situation.
For more information, contact InCharge Debt Solutions:
- For bankruptcy services, call 866-729-0049.
- For credit counseling, call 877-486-4924.
- For housing counseling services, call 877-251-1882.
- For servicemembers, call 877-258-9549.
- Or visit us online at www.InCharge.org
About InCharge® Debt Solutions
InCharge® Debt Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling, bankruptcy services, and credit counseling. Founded in 1997, InCharge interacted with over 1.1 million consumers in 2011 alone. InCharge is affiliated with InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) which is dedicated to providing educational products, services and research supporting the personal financial literacy of consumers across America. ICEF also provides financial literacy training to servicemembers and their families through MilitaryMoney.com . InCharge is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
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