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GreenPath to Provide Financial Coaching to Texas Veterans

$150,000 grant from Texas Veterans Commission to help Veterans and their Families

(SAN ANTONIO, TX – January 13, 2015) — GreenPath, Inc., a nationwide, non-profit consumer credit counseling agency, doing business as GreenPath Financial Wellness, recently announced it received a $150,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission to provide financial coaching for Texas Veterans and their families.

“In 2014, we saw an increase in the demand for financial coaching services from Texas Veterans, and we expect that demand will continue to increase in 2015,” said Bill Druliner, GreenPath Community Engagement Manager. “We are very grateful to the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance for this grant funding, which will expand the availability of much-needed financial counseling and advice for these men and women who have served our country.”

Veterans participating in a GreenPath financial coaching session will develop short and long-term financial goals, including a personal budget, and a plan for reducing debt, if needed.

“Helping Veterans and their families to learn and practice good money habits will help reduce personal financial stress, improve long-term financial behavior, and help them become more financially stable in their communities,” Druliner said.

GreenPath offers in-person counseling at seven Texas locations including: San Antonio, McKinney, Plano, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen. They also deliver licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone.

GreenPath now offers face-to-face services at more than 60 offices in 13 states.  The company also offers licensed services by phone and Internet throughout the United States.  For more information about GreenPath Financial Wellness, visit www.greenpath.org or call (866) 648-8122.

Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA)

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance program awards three types of reimbursement grants: General Assistance, Housing4TexasHeroes, and Veterans Mental Health. All offer funding to non-profit and local government organizations to provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families. The FVA does not grant funds directly to Veterans. Veterans in need of assistance are asked to visit the Grants Awarded page on the Texas Veterans Commission website at www.tvc.texas.gov or call 512-463-1157 to find organizations in their area for information on receiving assistance.

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GreenPath Financial Wellness is a nationwide, non-profit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing debt, student loan debt and bankruptcy concerns. Their customized services and attainable solutions have been helping people achieve their financial goals since 1961.

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, GreenPath operates more than 60 branch offices in Michigan, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Indiana, New Hampshire, Arizona, Wyoming, Ohio and Massachusetts. GreenPath also delivers licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone.

GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit www.greenpath.org.