Topeka’s Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. hopes to bring financial stability to single mothers, and on Wednesday, the financial planning nonprofit received $1,200 to make that happen.

HCCI’s Hope Money Club was among nine programs from local organizations that received a total of 40,000 from the Women’s Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation.

HCCI will use the funds for a program that aims to improve financial literacy, said Renee Earwood, director of the HOPE program.

“I would say HCCI is concerned about the financial stability of all households. However, 42 percent of women are either the sole or primary breadwinners for their families, and 78 percent of HCCI Hope clients are women,” Earwood said of the need for financial training for Shawnee County families.

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