Anti-Poverty Initiatives Services provides the people we serve with opportunities to pursue self-sufficiency through financial literacy and asset-specific trainings, as well as access to supported asset building and money management products.
The Anti-Poverty Initiatives Services at CSPNJ are designed to promote financial stability and financial literacy consistent with the concepts of empowerment, personal responsibility, and recovery. We aim to move people from financial devastation and poverty, to financial well-being and independence.
In 2002, Community Enterprises Corporation (CEC) broadened its mission to address the issues of poverty and resulting disempowerment faced by many individuals with very low income, especially those with behavioral health conditions. CEC developed, and now offers, many financial products and services aimed at promoting financial literacy, responsibility for money management, development of long-term savings, skills and habits to support acquisition of assets.