CCOA was created as a 501c(3) community service agency in April 1995 by community leaders who wanted to help individuals and families in Northwest Arkansas better manage their finances and solve debt problems through free education, and free credit and housing counseling. Last year, we presented 851 free financial literacy seminars reaching 29,250 people, and conducted 3900 individual counseling sessions. Recent quotes from those we serve capture the importance of our work:
“Thanks for ALL you do and ministering hope when I needed a word of encouragement. Keep on being a blessing."
"You just don't know how much better you've made us feel. I was so stressed, I was ready to look for the nearest bridge. But now, we can both hold our heads up & smile."
“You saved me with what all I had going on in my life. I am now cancer-free and debt-free!”
“Your company is a Godsend – a definite answer to prayer.”