One-on-One Financial Coaching

Meeting financial goals can be very challenging.  With individualized support, low-to-moderate income adults, couples, and families are more likely to adopt the skills to manage their finances and meet their self-identified goals.  The Connecticut Association for Human Services provides trained volunteer financial coaches across the state who are ready to help you meet your financial goals free of charge.  We do it by helping you analyze your finances, develop SMART goals, develop a working budget, and build skills plus confidence that will help you gain control of your life and move towards financial economic success.

 People from all walks of life come to us with challenges impacting their financial well being, such as:

  • Poor Budgeting Skills
  • Inability to Save
  • Overwhelming Debt
  • Poor Credit History
  • Major Life Changes
  • Loss of Job/Reduction in Income
  • Finding a better way to pay for college and reduce future debt


We Believe In:

  • Helping low–to-moderate income individuals and families throughout the State of Connecticut.
  • Helping improve financial capability education, tools and support.
  • Helping families make well-informed financial decisions by providing one-on-one coaching by  a skills-based volunteer.


What We Do:

CMS Financial Coaches foster the process of behavior change by providing participants with support in the development of concrete action plans, accountability toward meeting the objectives in the plan, and additional coaching and support along the way.  One-on-one financial coaching is a three month engagement however, participants may continue if they choose.

Through our partnerships in the community CMS Financial Coaches can connect participants to additional programs and services such as: benefits access, free tax preparation, and homeownership counseling, etc.


How To Get Involved As A Program Participant:

In order for us to have a better understanding of your financial needs we have formulated a few initial intakes for you to fill out. Additionally, a client agreement must be filled out in order to partake in the program. Once each electronic form is filled out please contact us with the information on the bottom of the page.

Participant Agreement:

Participant Intake Form:

Participant Needs Assessment:


How To Get Involved As A Volunteer Financial Coach:

For our future volunteers, please fill out the respected forms below by using the links. Once completed please contact us with information at the bottom of the page. 

Volunteer Application:

Financial Coaching Agreement:


For more information on our activities or how to get involved, please contact Amanda Onochie CNP, CMS/YMS Program Manager, or (860) 951-2212 ext. 268.



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