TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como
During [a] press conference, Freeholder Deputy Director Susan Kiley announced the launch of the Financial Recovery Initiative (FRI) to help support the financial needs of Monmouth County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Established through Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) and its Financial Empowerment Hub, the initiative includes a clearinghouse that will provide residents with access to information about public-private programs and benefits that are available through its anchor organizations.
“Residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 – from loss of employment and income to food insecurity and more,” said Kiley, liaison to the county’s health and human services departments. “We’re also seeing a whole new group of residents who have traditionally been self sufficient but now find themselves in need of public resources, guidance and support. FRI is designed to help residents on their path to financial recovery — by providing clear, consistent and timely information and easy access to services and resources.”