Money Management Classes


Carleda Johnson

Independent Living Skills Coordinator

(312) 640-2159

Taking control of your finances

Access Living’s money management classes, also known as our Financial Literacy Workshops, are geared toward people with disabilities who want to improve their credit, learn to budget, save for the future, and increase employment and home-ownership opportunities.

Contact the Independent Living Skills Coordinator to join!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All classes are held virtually
  • Participants meet once a week for 11 weeks
  • All classes are one hour long
  • Participants who attend the entire program also receive a certificate of completion and a small stipend
  • Participants cannot miss more than two classes throughout the program

To attend, contact the Independent Living Skills Coordinator. Their contact information can be found at the top of this page.

What you’ll learn:

Participants learn to take control over their personal finances with a variety of tools and exercises including:

  • Financial basics
  • Strategies and tools to save money
  • Understanding consumer protection laws
  • Setting financial goals
  • Opening and maintaining a checking account

Access Living works with community partners that offer easy-to-access checking accounts for those with minimal or no bank accounts.