FinancialHope Counseling and Education Joins Money Management International
Fort Wayne, Indiana (November 26, 2013) - FinancialHope Counseling and Education (FinancialHope),
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Indiana, a community-based nonprofit credit
counseling agency, announced today its decision to join the Money Management International (MMI)
team; the nation's largest nonprofit full--service credit counseling agency.
FinancialHope has been providing financial education services, including credit counseling and
coaching, debt management assistance, and community financial education programs for local Indiana
residents since 1965. Over the years, the financial educators at FinancialHope have assisted nearly
one hundred thousand individuals and families overcome the burden of debt through repayment
programs resulting in more than $102 million of outstanding debt.
"This partnership represents our commitment to providing our local community and clients with the
highest quality consumer credit counseling services and financial education," said Joe Schenkel,
President and CEO of FinancialHope. "By combining resources with MMI, we are able to reach more
consumers and offer more programs and services more effectively."
Together, the combined organizations will provide consumers with financial education and counseling
services through nearly 100 branch offices across the nation and with 24 hour a day, 7 day a week
assistance by telephone and Internet. Local counseling and education services will continue to
remain available in the Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Auburn, and Huntington communities. The agency will
maintain its membership with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and its certification as
a quality service provider by the Counsel on Accreditation.
"We are excited to welcome FinancialHope to the MMI family," said Ivan Hand, President and CEO of
MMI. "The FinancialHope team is a valuable part of the local communities across northeastern
Indiana, and we are looking forward to continue building upon the great traditions they have
To learn more about MMI's financial education programs and services or to schedule an appointment
to speak with a certified credit counselor, visit MoneyManagement.org or call 800.432.7310. To
speak with a support counselor about
an existing FinancialHope debt management plan, call 800.432.0420.