Currently, almost 30 percent of Springfield residents live at or below the federal poverty rate. Our city has one of the highest child poverty rates in the country: 44 percent. One in four adult residents lack a high school diploma. Helping people to become productive, financially self-sufficient citizens will ultimately enhance the quality of life of everyone in the area. We fulfill our mission by providing free-of-charge services to our underserved, economically-disadvantaged neighbors with the goal of helping them lift themselves up.
In early 2011, following a major renovation project to the large, 1920s-era building, our three Springfield locations were consolidated into one site at 721 State Street. As our agency continues to grow with the needs of the community, the staff at Springfield Partners envisions transforming this facility into an One-Stop Resource Center.
We seek to empower low-income families of our community by offering more financial services and education programs to help them achieve economic stability and get them back on their feet.We continue building and strengthening partnerships with non-profits, businesses, and individuals to be more efficient and proactive in offering short and long-term solutions to the deserving residents of our community.
We measure our success in the personal and financial growth of our clients.