August 2022 FSS Newsletter

Dear FSS participants (and community members),


What!?  Yep, we have another FSS graduation!  Kina joined the FSS as of October 2021, and is now graduating July 2022.  In only 9 months, Kina increased her credit score by more than 150 points, tracked her expenses, made a budget, kept this budget for more than 3 months, created a resume, created a cover letter, met with FISC to talk about her finances, attended the Rent Smart workshop, purchased a new vehicle, obtained full time employment and maintained employment for more than 6 months.  She is very proud of her accomplishments.  Kina would like to use this money to pay off some bills, to pay for  her daughter’s school supplies, and  put the remaining amount into an emergency savings account.   Kina wishes she could be on the program longer to learn more.  Due to paying her full rent, she is ending the Section 8 HCV program on 7/31/2022 and she must graduate from the FSS program.  She did all of this while being a single parent.  She graduates from the FSS program with $1,191 in her FSS escrow.  Please join me in congratulating Kina!

While you are enjoying summer, please spread the word and sign up for :


Starting Point Program:  Are you a young woman looking for direction in the areas of education, employment, self-esteem, and a healthy support system? Or maybe you’re a mother of young children looking for a way to provide for your family? If either of these descriptions speak to you, maybe Starting Point is for you. Starting Point is a free 13 week program that will empower you in many areas of life and provide a stable learning environment for your children while you learn. I am so excited that Starting Point is now offered in Oshkosh.  Take a chance and sign up!  See page 5 for more details.

Repairing Credit:  We know that mishaps on credit reports happen. This session was designed to help you take back control of your credit, provide tips and tools to repairing your credit the right way, along with teaching you how to establish good practices so you’ll never have to worry about repairing your credit again!  This session is August 16th at 11 am.  See page  4 for more details.

Please read the rest of this newsletter HERE with educational, employment and community opportunities.  I wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy August!   Let’s continue to strive to meet your goals and strengthen your self sufficiency.  And as always,  please let me know how I can help you by calling me at 920-424-1470 ext. 133 or emailing me at

Your success is my success. 

Warm Regards,

Kay Hinton

FSS Coordinator

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