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Nashville Financial Empowerment Center

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Request an appointment online or call 615-748-3620 to make an appointment today!

The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center provides free, professional financial counseling to Nashvillians citywide.

We help Davidson County residents reduce debt and build assets through free, one-on-one financial counseling incorporated into existing services offered in the city.

Since opening in March, 2013, the centers have helped over 2500 clients and held more than 7600 individual counseling sessions.

"With this program, we are empowering families to take control of their finances, keep what they earn and plan for their own financial future.” - Mayor Karl Dean

To date, our team has helped our clients reduce their debt by over $1.1 million and helped them increase their savings by over $300,000. We can help you too!

The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the Office of Mayor Karl Dean in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Nashville is one of five cities that have received funding through Bloomberg Philanthropies' investment in the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund.

“I felt like I was drowning in debt so much that I couldn't sleep at night,” Moore said. “I called and got an appointment right away. After my appointment, I felt like I could breathe again, like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now I feel like I have a goal. I have a plan.” - Rosa Moore, FEC client

Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling 615-748-3620.

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Dial 615-748-3620 to Schedule an Appointment or Request an appointment online.

Walk-in appointments are also welcome.

Nashville FEC Contacts

Erik Cole, Director of Financial Empowerment,
Mayor's Office
(615) 862-6026

Tracey Dill, Associate Director, Community Impact, Financial Stability
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
(615) 780-2461

LeAnne Nowlin, Field Manager, Nashville Financial Empowerment Center
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
(615) 748-3616

Locations & Hours

Map of counseling locations

Foster Street Center

298 Foster Street
Nashville TN 37207

Monday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Casa Azafrán Community Center

2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville TN 37211

Monday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Map of counseling locations

Satellite Locations

Donelson Goodwill Career Solutions Center
2731 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Metro Social Services & Metro Action Commission

MSS and MAC are co-located at one location:

Clifford Allen Building
800 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201

Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Madison Branch - Nashville Public Library

610 Gallatin Pike South
Madison, TN 37115

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Southeast Branch - Metro Public Library

5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway
Nashville, TN 37013

Mondays 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Nashville Career Advancement Center

NCAC Workforce Campus
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243

Wednesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nashville State Community College - White Bridge Campus

Student Services Center (S Building)
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Map of counseling locations