ESR’s self-reliance programs meet clients where they are in their lives, and provide education and resources to help them overcome obstacles to become self-reliant. Case managers at ESR offer counseling that addresses a wide variety of life circumstances, helping clients learn to recognize and make good choices as they are faced with difficulties (or windfalls!). Counseling includes but is not limited to education options, preparing for employment improvement (job readiness), budgeting, stable and appropriate housing options, financial literacy and personal/emotional support. ESR offers social and cultural activities to facilitate client engagement in the community.
ESR’s programs provide holistic support for people who want to rise above poverty and break the cycle of generational poverty. This means working with the whole household or family. ESR looks at the whole picture to understand what success, stability, and upward mobility look like to that household. Then ESR tailors emotional, social, educational, and financial resources to fit the needs and goals of the client. However, clients are held accountable for their own progress, as well.
Provides temporary accommodations for the working homeless, and works to transition clients into permanent, affordable residencies. Our services are also connected and invested in many community-related initiatives.
Assists individuals and families in Forsyth County become more financially stable and build assets that will continue to grow in value become first-time homeowners. You’ll receive economic literacy training and support.
Prepares basic tax returns each year during the tax season for low-income residents, its clients and general public. Taxes are prepared and electronically filed by trained volunteers at a variety of local sites.
Designed to help low-income working households to escape poverty, increase their standard of living and their social and economic self-reliance. You can expect one-on-one counseling to help meet your goals.
Our goal is to provide financial literacy sessions that fit your needs and schedule. Sessions will challenge, teach, and prepare you for the future.