NEW CASTLE, De. (7/20/15)--Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed into law the codification of a state Office of Financial Empowerment within the Department of Health and Social Services.
The move solidifies the future of the $tand by Me financial empowerment program that is supported by Delaware credit unions (Together July 15).
$tand by Me has helped more than 30,000 Delaware residents become more financially stable by helping them reduce debt, increase savings and establish budgets over the past four years.
The program, with the support of area credit unions, partners with high schools to promote financial responsibility and literacy, a key component of the credit union philosophy, the Delaware Credit Union League noted (Together).