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EASTSIDE FINANCIAL CENTER MOVES TO NEW LOCATION IN SAINT PAUL

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The Eastside Financial Center (EFC) and its full range of integrated financial counseling and employment support services recently relocated to a new home at 709 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104, in the Lifetrack building.

(March 29, 2019) —The Eastside Financial Center (EFC) and its full range of integrated financial counseling and employment support services recently relocated to a new home at 709 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104, in the Lifetrack building.

The former EFC location at 965 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul permanently closed March 22 and services resumed at the new location March 28.

The Eastside Financial Center is a trusted location of LSS Financial Counseling, a service of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Although the new office will no longer use the name Eastside Financial Center, it will maintain its strong partnerships on the Eastside and continue its community-based approach.

As a location of LSS Financial Counseling, the service will continue to meet the needs and aspirations of individuals with low-to-moderate incomes. Services will remain available to everyone regardless of income. Many LSS financial counselors are bilingual, and they will 

continue to offer support at the new location in English, Hmong and Spanish.
 

Services at the new location will include:

  • Financial Counseling: providing assistance with budgeting and debt management plans, credit card and student loan debt, credit report review, and services to help you keep your home or prepare to buy a new one.
  • Healthcare Careers Program: pairing career support for jobseekers looking to enter or advance in the healthcare industry with financial counseling
  • Financial Products: offering information about getting started with Checking and Savings Accounts or a Credit Building Loan, to help individuals and families manage debt and improve their finances.

“We are deeply rooted in the Eastside and will continue our  work with individuals and partners there,” said Eva Song Margolis, program director with the service. “We also look forward to opportunities to serve and collaborate with our new neighbors, ensuring stronger and more equitable communities for everyone.”
 

The Lifetrack building is conveniently located on the Green Line (Dale Street). For transit directions to the new location, visit https://www.metrotransit.org. There is also a free parking lot onsite. All visitors will need to use the entrance facing University Avenue.