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Thrive | Financial Success Centers

Thrive, a program of the United Way of Pioneer Valley, will serve to strengthen the financial capacity of community college students and area residents by promoting, supporting, through community collaborative efforts, access to a one-stop center offering financial literacy and coaching, workforce development referrals, and public benefit screening and enrollment assistance.

Thrive offers an array of free services that help users overcome financial difficulties through a progressive assisted learning process. 

Free AND Confidential Services AT ThRIVE Include:

  • Individual financial coaching sessions which include:
    • training on household budgeting
    • reviewing credit reports
    • building credit
    • credit repair
    • addressing debt issues
    • banking relationships
    • building assets
    • and more
  • Tax preparation during tax season
  • Benefits screening and enrollment assistance
  • Links to workforce development training
  • Referrals to community resources

Thrive Locations

Thrive currently has several locations in Holyoke, Springfield, and Westfield. Thrive To Go will launch in 2019, expanding the program's reach to more locations. Stay tuned for more details!

Thrive coaching is on an appointment basis: please call or email the coach at the location that best fits to setup your first meeting.

COACH: Jen Fernandes

206 Maple Street

Episcopal Church
36 Court Street


COACH: Rosemary Fiedler

Frost Building, Room 233
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue



COACH: Emil Farjo

United Way of Pioneer Valley

1441 Main Street, Suite 147

413.737.2691 x232


Thrive Community Partners
  • CareerPoint
  • FutureWorks
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
  • Valley Opportunity Council
  • MA Department of Transitional Assistance
  • The MIDAS Collaborative
  • Rose Foundation
  • City of Westfield
  • Berkshire Bank
  • MassMutual
  • PeoplesBank
  • Westfield Bank
  • The Beveridge Family Foundation
  • Project Reinvest