A social learning environment to strengthen foundations of financial health and advance quality of life in the entire I/DD community.

Most people in America lack access to financial health awareness, education, and innovation. This contributes to a culture where increasing debt and financial insecurity lead to higher levels of stress.

Stress, debt and financial insecurity take their tolls on people, not only in healthcare costs, but also in lost productivity, turnover in the workplace, inability to learn or stay focused, and in some cases, even trauma and vicarious trauma.

This difficult situation appears to be especially common in the I/DD services community. Therefore Financial Health Institute (FHI) has developed ResourceAbility to systemically explore methods to help the people and the organizations who support them to develop their financial health skills.

Who We Serve

Through ResourceAbility, FHI provides services for individuals and their families, case managers, host home providers, and advocacy groups.

Additionally, FHI has a broad scope of program curricula and methods that we refine through collaboration with stakeholders to close the gaps of financial health understanding, increase the effectiveness of I/DD service provision, and improve the well-being of everyone.

Program Benefits

  • Participants gain awareness of their financial health choices, resulting in greater self-confidence and life skills.
  • The curriculum and facilitated classes encourage participants to practice new financial health skills.
  • The possibilities of change will bring lasting benefits intellectually, physically, socially and economically.

What our participants say

I like ResourceAbility because I get to learn about making choices and how to save money. Lawrence James

ResourceAbility has made the intellectually and developmentally disabled community more aware and how to save money. Their money is their money and this class helps them to advocate for themselves. SanJuana, Goodwill Staff

Who We Train Agencies, Case Managers, Host Home Managers and Advocacy Groups

In a decade of experience, FHI has noted that most providers have very little training or education in personal finances or economics. In many cases, the people who are helping people are also struggling financially and economically, and therefore feel inadequate when attempting to assist others in these domains.

By providing training opportunities to everyone who supports the I/DD community, we are creating a common language around the issue of managing finances, reducing stress, and improving health.

FHI researches, develops, and offers trainings, curricula and applicable tools for agencies, case managers, host home providers, and advocacy groups that will benefit them both personally and professionally.

For more information, contact Michael Kilgore at 303-204-3144 or mkilgore@fhinst.com.