Area nonprofit offers classes, financial support to struggling families beginning Feb. 19

A local nonprofit is offering those struggling a chance to receive $2,500 through its ongoing “HarMoney” campaign.

Gesher Human Services, a Southfield-based nonprofit that provides a bridge to stability for those struggling financially, will offer a six-week virtual financial education class and open up applications for $2,500 for clearing debt or home down payments beginning Feb. 19.

They were able to continue the program this year thanks to a $50,000 grant from Huntington Bank.

Gesher said that since 2021, when the program began, 33 families have had their financial lives transformed, frequently seeing significant improvements in their credit scores and even having the ability to afford a down payment for purchasing a home. Participants must meet all program requirements and claim their grant within six months of the final session. To join the program, go to

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