FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Centerville, Ohio (November 7, 2018) – For more than 90 years, Graceworks Lutheran Services has provided innovative community-based programs to meet the needs of Miami Valley residents. Graceworks began offering Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) debt management programs in 1980. The program offerings expanded, assisting individuals and families to regain control over their debt, rebuild credit, purchase their first home and achieve financial fitness.
Graceworks will transfer operations of CCCS to The HomeOwnership Center (HOC) of County Corp in December 2018.
The Home Ownership Center will maintain program locations in both Dayton and Springfield.
The move will allow Graceworks to focus on offering services and settings that inspire and support a sense of home. Graceworks is the area leader in providing care and safe environments for seniors as well as adults with intellectual disabilities.
Formed in 1980, County Corp works to provide affordable housing and economic programs for residents of and businesses located in Montgomery County and surrounding counties. The HomeOwnership Center has served the Dayton area since 2002 and joined County Corp in 2017. The HOC works to empower local residents to achieve sustainable homeownership and financial success.
“Transferring CCCS to County Corp helps Graceworks properly align our mission to serve seniors and those with intellectual disabilities through a variety of housing options,” explains Graceworks Lutheran Services CEO Bill Serr. “This move also ensures our current CCCS clients will continue to receive excellent advice and financial counseling in the weeks and months ahead.”
“County Corp is very excited to be bringing the CCCS program into our HomeOwnership Center,” said County Corp President Steve Naas. “Most importantly, we believe it is critical that local counseling resources are retained for households and families in our area. With this addition, County Corp will be the leading provider of financial education and housing counseling in the greater Dayton area.”
Current CCCS clients will receive a letter outlining the program change and will have the opportunity to continue their Debt Management Plan (DMP) with no increase in cost.
County Corp is located at 130 West 2nd Street in Dayton.
For more information on this change, please visit countycorp.com.