Thunder Bay Counselling Story

The basic needs of people are met

Bobbie contacted Thunder Bay Counselling’s Financial Counselling Program struggling to make ends meet.  They felt very stressed due to the increased costs of food and other regular living expenses for themself and their children.  Bobbie worked with a Financial Counsellor to review the income benefits they receive and was immediately able to access an additional $1,000 per year in benefits.  The counsellor assisted Bobbie to create a budget and together they also found some ways to reduce expenses.  

They continue to monitor the budget together and look at other benefit and income opportunities.  Bobbie says the program significantly reduced their financial stress.  When they came to the Financial Counselling Program, one of their goals was to do better managing their money, both for themself and so that they could pass good financial habits on to their children.  They’re thrilled at the support this program has provided in helping them achieve this.