Each service provided by this program is tailored to the needs of the participant.This is achieved through the dedicated support of screened and trained Money Management volunteers. Our volunteers are trained to assist individuals with general financial tasks such as weekly and monthly budgeting, bill tracking and payment, checkbook balancing, check writing and organizing financial paperwork. The elder maintains full control over his/her money and retains check-signing capacity at all times.
GSSSI’s Money Management volunteers meet with participants during days and times that work best for the participant. Visit time lengths may vary dependent upon the need of the participant, however, the average amount of assistance provided each month is between 3 and 6 hours. GSSSI asks that eligible and interested individuals provide a minimum of a one-year commitment to the program.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with routine finances please contact GSSSI’s Information & Referral department at 413-781-8800 for details on how to become a part of the Money Management program.