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Thrive | Financial Success Centers

Thrive, a program of United Way of Pioneer Valley, provides one-to-one free and confidential financial coaching.  Our highly trained financial coaches work with clients by appointment on a monthly basis and help them identify financial goals and take the necessary steps toward financial wellness.

Thrive has locations in Springfield, Holyoke, and Westfield.  We now offer Thrive to Go, with our mobile coach who travels in our Thrive vehicle to some of the more rural towns in our geographic footprint.  He meets with clients in libraries, community centers, and businesses currently in Monson, Palmer, Chicopee, Huntington, and Agawam, with more locations coming on board soon.

Free AND Confidential Services AT ThRIVE Include:

  • Creating a household budget
  • Pulling and reviewing a credit report
  • Learning what affects a credit score
  • Repairing credit
  • Creating a spending plan
  • Using a bill payment schedule
  • Looking at household cash flow
  • Addressing debt issues
  • Setting up bank accounts
  • Addressing collection issues
  • Building assets
  • SNAP enrollment assistance
  • Referrals to workforce development training
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Referrals to VITA (free tax preparation) during tax season

Thrive Locations

Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (PAFEC)

206 Maple Street

HOLYOKE, MA  01040


Coach: Jen Fernandes


Westfield Athenaeum

6 Elm Street



Coach: Jen Fernandes


United Way of Pioneer Valley

1441 Main Street, Suite 147

Springfield, MA  01103


Coach: Emil Farjo


Thrive to Go!

Various Locations


Coach: Walter Rice


Holyoke Community College

Frost Building, Room 233

303 Homestead Avenue

Holyoke, MA  01040

Coach: Rosemary Fiedler