Financial Empowerment Center

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The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center offers free 1-on-1 financial counseling to Davidson County residents.

Operated in partnership with the City of Nashville and the Office of Mayor Megan Barry, the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center helps clients reduce debt and build assets through free 1-on-1 financial counseling. The Financial Empowerment Center helped 1,200 clients reduce their debt by $2M and increase their savings by $190K in 2016.

Counselors operate out of the Foster Street Center in east Nashville and in south Nashville at the Casa Azafrán Community Center, as well as several other satellite locations throughout Nashville.

Meeting with our counselors can help you:

  • Manage your bills
  • Work through debt
  • Establish or improve your credit
  • Create a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • Save and plan for your future



Appointments available by calling 615.748.3620, or you may request an appointment online at Walk-ins not allowed.


Main Locations and Hours

Nashville Financial Empowerment Center
302 Foster Street
Nashville, TN 37207

Casa Azafrán Community Center
2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211


Satellite Locations:

Madison Public Library
610 Gallatin Pike
Madison, TN 37115
Hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Southeast Public Library
5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Suite 201
Antioch, TN 37013
Hours: Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


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Success Stories

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