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SparkPoint Contra Costa

SparkPoint Centers are one-stop, financial education centers that help struggling individuals and families to make ends meet. SparkPoint helps clients address immediate financial crises, get back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. Each center brings together a full range of services at one convenient location, including credit counseling, career development, and financial coaching, as well as access to higher education and savings accounts. Every SparkPoint client is provided a coach who helps create a step-by-step plan to set and achieve financial goals.

Together, more than 2,500 individuals have been served by SparkPoint Contra Costa. Sixty-four percent of those who participate in ongoing services have had success improving their credit scores, increasing their income, or reducing debt and building savings.

Additionally:

  • Over 350 people have had an opportunity to receive free legal advice through our Debtors' Rights Legal Clinics.
  • 350 participated in our First Time Homebuyers program.
  • 220 people have participated in our Matched Savings program to help build savings for going back to school, starting a business or buying that first home.
  • 110 people obtained jobs in this tough job market.

SparkPoint Contra Costa currently has 16 partners with over 30 staff working out of the two centers in Richmond and Bay Point. These partners include:

  • United Way of the Bay Area
  • Chevron – Founding Corporate Partner
  • Richmond Community Foundation – Co-Lead Agency
  • Employment & Human Services Department of Contra Costa County – Co-Lead Agency
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Brighter Beginnings
  • Business Development Center
  • Center for Human Development
  • Community Housing Development Corporation
  • Contra Costa College
  • Contra Costa Health Services
  • LEAP-City of Richmond
  • Opportunity Junction
  • Rubicon Programs
  • Stride Center
  • Supervisor John Gioia's Office

For more information on SparkPoint, please visit www.sparkpointcenters.org.  Visit the SparkPoint Contra Costa Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SparkPointContraCosta.

 

Contact Us

Address:
1014 Florida Ave, Ste 200
Richmond, CA 94804

Send us an email

Telephone:
(510) 234-1200

Fax:
(510) 234-3399