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Cottages of Hope Inc

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Causes: Financial Counseling, Human Services

Mission: FINANCIAL STABILITY - SELF-RELIANCE

Target demographics: households acheive greater stability

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,000 individuals with one or more services

Geographic areas served: Weber County

Programs: Career and financial coaching, free tax preparation, computer classes, and many other services that lead to greater household income and better money management.

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5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cottages of Hope is an active part of the Ogden community, assisting all who are interested in gaining a liveable wage, increasing your credit score, educating on 40% debt to income ratio and the importance of having 3-6 months emergency savings. If you want to be "taught" to fish rather than have other fish and do the work for you, then check out Cottages of Hope at your earliest convenience. You won't be disappointed on the impact they can have on you and your families financial stability~!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cottages of Hope is a great resource for our Ogden community. There are genuine people over there willing to help you with anything that you need help with. I enjoy going over there and confident that anyone that takes the time to go in will be satisfied.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first started volunteering at Cottages of Hope, I was amazed at all the different services available. Most people who are struggling in today's fast-paced, technology oriented society often do not know how to interact with it. Cottages of Hope addresses the basic needs of the Ogden community.

After the 2008 Recession, the marketplace is flooded with people who have not needed to look for a job in many years. Because they are not aware of the current norms of job-searching, resume building, and interviews, they are at a disadvantage to those who are aware. One of Cottages' area of expertise is training those people with more current norms.

Another area that I am impressed with is the training available to understand state and federal programs. One of the biggest problems today is the underutilized social programs available to people that need them, and the abuse by people that don't. Cottages works with people that can benefit from these programs while conveying a sense of responsibility to its clients. The object is to help people. By getting the help to people and helping them understand that the program is not the end-goal to rely on for the rest of their life, Cottages does more for our society than any other non-profit I have ever encountered.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Cottages of Hope is a wonderful resource center for the Ogden Community! As a volunteer, I help people who come in to look for jobs on the internet in our computer lab, help clients update their resumes and cover letters, and even help them find housing. We are here to help the clients help themselves. We even offer classes that can help the client obtain the skills needed to be financially stable. Some of the classes we offer help clients become financially literate so that they can spend their money more wisely and hopefully end up saving to better their situation. Another class we offer helps with learning how to use the computer from the basics all the way to Microsoft Office so that clients can obtain necessary skills to navigate the technology world.
My favorite part about Cottages of Hope is personally helping the clients learn the computer, find jobs and eventually get stable employment. The staff is awesome to work with and the atmosphere is friendly and productive.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cottages is a wonderful resource center who provides the public with as valuable service. Resources available are helping the general public with computer classes that begin with most basic knowledge of how to use a mouse to how to use Word 2013. This is a wonderful free service. I love volunteering with such a awesome charity.