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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Home Improvement & Repairs, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Real Estate Associations, Urban & Community Economic Development

Mission: To connect institutional resources to the needs of low- and moderate-income families in order to build assets and create enduring change

Results: Since 1997, staff has counseled over 25,000 families on credit building strategies, assisted 4,300 to purchase homes, and originated $13 Million in micro-enterprise and consumer finance products.

Target demographics: Justine PETERSEN assists people that currently do not have access to safe and affordable financial services.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We counsel approximately 1,200 annually on credit building strategies and originate 350 micro-loans.

Programs: Credit Building and Financial Education; Homeownership Services and Micro-enterprise Training and Lending

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with this nonprofit was AMAZING! They helped me out when no one else would and for that I am forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Anthony & Nicole Drone was really an eye opening event...Nicole gave me leads on programs that I was not at all aware of....Now I will be taking full advantage of this new information that will help me build my business...

Client Served

Rating: 5

The loan process was very clear and timely. JP staff provided friendly reminders of any documents that were needed. It was a very stressless process. It also helps the community when i repay the loan. The repayment is passed on to other small businesses!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience working Shawna was phenomenal. She is a true educator and i learned a lot about finances in our brief meetings.

Former staff

Rating: 5

Great service. Great peopke. Such a quick and easy orocess. Thank you Justine Petersen.






General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazingly professional and fast turn around! Shawna was awesome and I learned how to improve my credit in only one session with her!!!

Very please thank you guys so much!

Patricia149

Client Served

Rating: 5

From start of the process, the counselor was informative, helpful and very direct. Told me what i needed and this made the process extremely easy. I was further given a list of services available to my business as well as personal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was down to no more options for assistance with some personal finance problems that required immediate attention. Then I spoke with a dear friend and he told me to try Justine Petersen. I was so exhausted with being turned down, I said this would be my last time asking for assistance. So I called and they quickly scheduled an appointment to come in and Shawna Collirr sat me down and really explained and gave me quite a few extremely helpful tips on managing my finances. I was very impressed with how comfortable she made me feel, not judging me only my personal finances. What a kind and extremely caring lady for her clients. I was truly grateful for her services!! I'd like to thank her so much from the bottom of my heart!! Thanks so much Shawna! (Smiles)

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name Dawunda Whitfield and i was really in the need to get a loan, I've been having a lot of car trouble and needing to catch up on some bills. By me being a full time student/ mother plus working it became a little of a hassle. Justin Petersen really helped me out and meet all of my needs, i will refer them to others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just happened upon Justine Petersen accompanying my sister to a meeting for a small business loan. The information got my attention and from there Jim, the loan officer and I talked about the possibilities of financing a home or business loan. We kept in contact with each other and soon formed a relationship that helped put me in position to get a microloan to help me enrich my financial future. It's been a great and painless experience so far and I'd encourage anyone to try them out. They are an awesome staff! Thanks Jim and Nicole for all of your help.