Our History

Consumer Credit Counseling Service was established in 1972 by United Way of Greater Milwaukee and local labor organizations in response to a recognized community need for consumer-based credit counseling. We are a program of Aurora Family Service’s Center for Financial Wellness. Aurora Family Service is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stregthening and stabilizing families physically, emotionally and financially.

Our counselors are certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a nonprofit network of member agencies dedicated to providing education, counseling and repayment plans for those in stressful financial situations. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation, which signifies the highest standards in the credit counseling field.

CCCS of Greater Milwaukee is licensed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

Center for Financial Wellness History

Since 1882, Aurora Family Service has helped families create stronger futures. We know a family’s physical, emotional, and financial health are closely connected, so we partner with them to address concerns and issues in one or more of these critical areas, supporting family wellness overall.

Last year, the Center for Financial Wellness helped over 3,800 families better manage their financial resources and attain stronger financial health.