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Families

Current Participant Families

BCS is a place of empowerment, achievement, purpose, and hard work. Birch helps families find their success through serving alongside each other, attending financial classes, and sitting down for regular one-on-one meetings with the Financial Literacy Manager.

“We appreciate the focus on family values and goals, then fitting our finances to support that vision.” — BCS Participant

Participant Requirements

All BCS Participants Must 
  • NOT be accepting SNAP or TANF
  • Have at least one family member working or actively looking for work
  • Pay $80 each month
  • Volunteer each month
  • Meet with the Financial Literacy Manager at least once a year (you may schedule more meetings)
  • Attend a Re$tart course
  • Demonstrate and exhibit BCS Cultural Values and Principles

Service Fee Payment

BCS policy only allows the use of debit cards for online payment. We also accept in-person or mailed check payments. We are currently not accepting cash. 

If you have any questions about payments, please email payments@bcsi.org.

On the payment page, you may login to your PayPal account to complete the transaction.  If you do not have a PayPal account, you can set one up for free, or you can choose to Pay using a Debit Card by clicking the link below the Login button.

On the payment page, you may login to your PayPal account to complete the transaction.  If you do not have a PayPal account, you can set one up for free, or you can choose to Pay using a Debit Card by clicking the gray button at the bottom.

Financial Literacy at BCS

One-on-One Meetings

Every family is required to meet with Dino Biaggi, Birch Community Services’ Financial Literacy Manager, annually. His goal is to: 

  • Give guidance on how to best navigate your family’s season of life
  • Help think through financial decisions
  • Advise on how to best use the BCS program
  • Be a resource 
If you are a two-parent household, it is recommended that both parents meet with Dino together.

Schedule a Meeting

Dino is always available as often as you would like for meetings, emails, and calls. Please contact us to receive a link to Dino’s schedule. 

Re$tart

“I originally did not want to take [Re$tart] because I thought it was pointless for us. I thought we were going to be broke forever and there was no hope of financial freedom. After this class, I feel so encouraged and knowledgeable. Now we can start controlling our money and actually make headway for our dreams.”

Classes at Birch

Every family has access to financial classes throughout the year. Upcoming classes are shown on the right. Please sign up today to reserve a spot. All courses will be on Zoom until further notice. 

Birch Course Offerings: 

  • Re$tart (required) 
  • Paying for College Without Debt
  • Estate Planning and Wills
  • Social Security, Disability, and Medicare 
  • Teaching Kids About Money
  • Gardening Courses 

Upcoming Classes

To view upcoming courses and register, click the button below. 

Program Guidelines

Everything about the program, updated annually. 

Give Back

All BCS families volunteer monthly as valuable community members. 

Home-Grown

Learn about the Birch Teaching Gardens.

In-Kind Donations: (503) 251-8860 // Warehouse: (503) 251-5431 // info@birchcommunityservices.org
No unscheduled walk-ins due to COVID-19