The Road to Financial Independence
Southern Oregon Goodwill supports families in poverty to develop a strong asset base to keep them on the road to financial independence. Goodwill believes that families who learn how to save and gain assets, have a stronger chance to escape the cycles of poverty. Typically, assets are such things as marketable skills, economic resources, and social supports.
Goodwill’s Asset Building programs help low-income people set and reach goals to become more financially literate, to build savings, attain homeownership, or equity in a business. Beyond financial assets, Goodwill focuses on human assets such as high-demand job skills that allow low-income people to obtain and retain employment that pays living wages.