Skowhegan Savings and Crisis & Counseling Centers have partnered to provide a new financial literacy training program to individuals in recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues.

“Mental wellness and financial literacy go hand in hand for some people,” said C&C CEO Michael Mitchell in a news release from Crisis & Counseling Centers.

“The country has been through a very hard time financially, which has only added additional stress for people with behavioral health concerns. To help address these issues we are very excited to be working with Skowhegan Savings to provide this vital training about managing personal finances for the people we serve,” Mitchell said in the release.

The program will be taught with sensitivity to individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse conditions. Clients enrolled in the program can learn how to balance budgets, manage checkbooks, and pay down debt to remain debt-free.

For more information, visit or call 626-3448.

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