FamilyMeans to keep Hudson financial services office open

Location provides convenience, options for people seeking guidance

FamilyMeans will keep its Hudson, Wis., credit counseling service open for Wisconsin residents seeking financial help through credit counseling, according to officials of the Stillwater-based organization.

FamilyMeans initially began providing services through its Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) in Hudson in September when the state Department of Transportation closed the Lift Bridge between New Richmond and Stillwater for four months. The bridge was re-opened earlier this month.

“The Hudson office has seen a relatively steady stream of clients since we began providing financial services at this location on a weekly basis each Wednesday,” said Jim Kroening, director of FamilyMeans CCCS. “As long as there is demand, we will continue to make a counselor available.”

FamilyMeans provides credit counseling in the Vine Street Professional Building in Hudson.

In addition to the Hudson office, FamilyMeans certified credit counselors provide financial services support in offices in Stillwater, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Rochester and Eau Claire, Wis.

To make an appointment with a CCCS counselor, clients should call the main scheduling number at 651-789-4014 or toll free at 800-780-2890. The scheduler will provide each client with the detailed information they need to know, including the address where the appointment will take place.

FamilyMeans CCCS receives funding from the St. Croix United Way.