Need something else?

You can schedule an appointment with an NYC Financial Empowerment Center Counselor.

Counselors can help you:

  • Take control of your debt
  • Deal with debt collectors
  • Learn how to apply for student loan forgiveness programs
  • Improve your credit
  • Create a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • Start an emergency fund
  • Save and plan for your future

Financial counseling is free and confidential. Professional counselors speak multiple languages.

Financial Empowerment Centers are run by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection in partnership with:

  • Ariva
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • BronxWorks
  • Chhaya CDC
  • Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
  • New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Urban Upbound


Book an appointment online.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
  • Division: Office of Financial Empowerment Call Center
  • Phone Number: (212) 487-4583
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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