Nonprofit Credit Counseling Organization Expands Service to Spanish-speaking Consumers in Debt

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New program set to help debt-distressed as Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off

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Having the ability to counsel in either Spanish or English enhances our mission and provides consumers an important choice as they seek education and options to improve their financial lives.

In concert with the nation's Hispanic Heritage Month, InCharge® Debt Solutions (IDS) has expanded its free credit counseling services to Spanish-speaking consumers with debt problems. IDS has increased its staff of Certified Credit Counselors who are native speakers of Spanish by 32% in the last six months, to assist those in the community, whether they are English- or Spanish-speaking, with assistance finding the right debt solution.

Being located in Central Florida where 21% of the population is of Hispanic descent (compared to 15.4% for the United States as a whole, according to the U.S. Census Bureau) and 16.4% speak Spanish at home (an increase of 4.5% from 1990-2000 according to CensusScope.org), IDS is especially aware of the need to serve this community. At the same time, its location gives the nonprofit organization a tremendous opportunity to find Spanish-speaking and bilingual (Spanish-English) speakers to train to become Certified Credit Counselors.

"While Hispanic Heritage Month is an important calendar event, it is also a fitting time to realize that debt problems affect many populations. InCharge Debt Solutions is prepared to provide valuable, free credit counseling for the Hispanic community in Central Florida as well as across the United States," said Etta Money, IDS president. "Having the ability to counsel in either Spanish or English enhances our mission and provides consumers an important choice as they seek education and options to improve their financial lives."

For more information about this article or the benefits of credit counseling, contact InCharge at 1-888-360-9694 or visit http://www.InCharge.org.

About InCharge® Debt Solutions
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, InCharge Debt Solutions (IDS) provides professional credit counseling and personal money management education to consumers and is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA). IDS is one of the unique nonprofit credit counseling organizations to be dually accredited by both ISO 9001-2008 Quality Standards and the Council on Accreditation (COA). Consumers can access InCharge Debt Solutions credit counseling services for free by calling 1-888-360-9694 or online at http://www.InCharge.org.

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