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Rubicon Programs – Girl Talk (Women’s Support Group)
January 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
“Girl Talk” a community-based women’s support group hosted by Rubicon Programs. They welcome woman 18 and over that are looking for a supportive, sisterhood group. Come and discuss everyday life, or vent and laugh with other women.
- When: Every Tuesday
- Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
- Where: 418 W. 4th Street, Antioch, Ca
*light dinner provided
For more information about this event call (925)399-8990
About Rubicon Programs
Vision: An East Bay without poverty.
Mission: To transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty.
How it works: We equip and empower our participants to develop the economic mobility to move out of poverty. No one service can address the many challenges people living in poverty face — success comes from participation and achievement in four areas: Assets, Income, Wellness, and Connections.
Rubicon works with participants to build financial literacy by increasing their knowledge of asset development, consumer protection, credit repair, and household budgeting. In their first meeting with clients, Financial Coaches conduct a financial assessment to establish a baseline for services. The assessment includes running a credit report, creating a balance sheet, developing a budget, and identifying financial goals. This process helps clients to develop realistic plans for debt repayment and savings, and connects them with mainstream banks to establish checking and savings accounts so that participants do not fall prey to predatory lenders and check-cashing fees. Financial Coaches also screen for public benefits and support participants with the application and recertification processes. Many participants receive assistance preparing and filing their tax returns, ensuring they receive all the benefits for which they qualify.
We are piloting a Lending Circle program through our partnership with Mission Asset Fund (MAF). Lending Circles provide small, zero-interest loans to borrowers who have pooled their funds by making consistent monthly payment, helping participants to rebuild damaged credit scores, or establish credit for the very first time. This program represents the first time a Lending Circle has been piloted with a primarily prisoner reentry population.
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