Virtual Resources for Your Finances, Job Search and More

June 15th, 2021

Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FECSoCo) are offering many services by phone and internet (eg. Zoom, Google) in the interest of safety during COVID-19. Here is a list of free virtual one-on-one consulting and workshops to help with your personal finances, job search and more, and how to access them. Join our LinkedIn Group to receive regular updates on our offerings.

One-on-One, Confidential Consulting
  • Financial Coaching: Speak confidentially with a volunteer financial coach over the phone or Internet. Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register. Click Here for Information.
  • Workforce/Job Readiness Coaching: Free, confidential consulting to help you refresh your resume, polish your interviewing skills and more via phone or internet. Contact Sally Meyer at slmeyer@britepaths.org.  Click Here for Information.
  • Small Business Consulting: Schedule a confidential appointment to speak with a professional who will provide guidance with emergency loans, help create a business plan and develop effective strategies. Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register.
  • Tax Preparation Consulting: Available by appointment. Preparation of prior year tax returns, amendments, counseling on tax issues. For tax filing assistance, must have access to a computer to complete TurboTax filing. Call 703.704.6101 or email info@FECSoCo.org to schedule.
  • New: Food Entrepreneur Consulting: Available by appointment, Mondays and Wednesday evenings beginning August 2021. Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register. Flyer: English; español
Avenues to Career Training 8-Week Healthcare Readiness Training 

Avenues to Career Training (ACT) is a free virtual eight-week training session that includes job-readiness skills with the enrichment of math, reading and writing that are contextualized for healthcare for Fairfax County residents (IT coming soon!). Click Here for Information on ACT. 

New ACT-Healthcare session, Sept. 13-Nov. 5! Virtual, Monday through Fridays, 1-3p. Attend a virtual info session on any of these dates at 1p: 8/10, 8/17, 8/24. Contact info@FECSoCo.org or 703.704.6101. Click Here for more information.


Virtual Classes/Workshops
Call 703.704.6101, email info@FECSoCo.org, or Click Here to register
  • Aug. 10, 17 or 24: Avenues to Career Training Healthcare Information Sessions, 1p (attend 1 date only) Click Here
  • 10 y 24 de agosto, 7 y 21 septiembre, 5 y 19 octubre: Talleres Finanzas y Crecimiento Profesional, Martes de 6:30-7:30p, con AHC Inc. haga clic aquí
  • Aug. 12 & 26: Small Business Workshops, Thursdays, 6-7:30p, with Enterprise Development Group Click Here
  • Aug. 17 & 31, Sep. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26: Personal Finance & Career Building Workshops, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30p, with AHC, Inc. Click Here
  • Aug. 18 : Free Legal Assistance, Wednesdays, 6-8p, Space is Limited! Must register at 703-704-6101. With Fairfax Law Foundation. Click Here for more information.
  • 18 de agosto: Assistencia Legal Gratuíta, miércoles 6-8p haga clic aquí
  • Aug. 19: Tax Debt Relief Clinic, Thursday, 1-3p, with Legal Services of Northern Virginia Click Here Also offered Sept. 16
  • 19 de agosto, 2 y 16 de septiembre, Emprendedor Culinario, jueves de 6-7:30p, con NVFS y La Cocina VA haga clic aquí
  • Oct. 7: Is Bankruptcy Right for You? Thursday, 1-3p, with Legal Services of Northern Virginia Click Here

  • Need Help?

    We know these are challenging times. Britepaths offers some limited food and financial assistance to Fairfax County residents by referral only. Contact Fairfax County’s Coordinated Services Planning office at 703.222.0880 for an assessment, and they will refer you to the most appropriate provider. For Virginia residents who live outside of the Fairfax County service area, dial 2-1-1 or visit the Virginia 211 web site. See our Get Help page for more information on Britepaths and FECSoCo's services.


    More Resources:
    • Lost Your Job? Listen to the Way Forward Podcast: Financial Empowerment Center at South County Director Maria Jose Cantoni is featured in the United Way of the National Capital Area's podcast The Way Forward. She discusses: "What Can You Do if You're Laid Off From Your Job in the DMV?" Click Here to listen.

    • Worried About Paying Rent/Eviction?
      Read Article on first steps you can take to advocate for yourself. 
      Click Here for Fairfax County resources and information.
      Click Here for guidance about the CDC's National Eviction Moratorium.
      Click Here for Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance's Eviction Prevention and Housing Stability Toolkit

    • Prepare Your Own Taxes
      Attend our virtual self-prepration workshop on 2/24, 3-5p Click Here for Flyer
      Click Here for IRS GetYourRefund.org Supported Services
      Click Here for IRS Free File

    • Need to Know How to Get Your Economic Impact Payment? Click Here to learn more about applying for the Federal Economic Impact Payments. 

    • Northern Virginia Housing Expo: Britepaths and FECSoCo are offering free Financial Coaching Sessions as part of the 2021 Virtual Northern Virginia Housing Expo. Click Here to register for Financial Coaching. Click Here to view more Expo resources.

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