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Self-Help Federal, Fresno, Grand Reopening

Oct 14, 2019

New Location will Ensure Low-income Families, People of Color, Immigrants and Underserved Groups Continue to Have Fair and Affordable Financial Options


WHEN:                  October 24, 2019 from 4:00  – 6:00 pm

WHERE:                5261 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA  93727

Join Self-Help Federal Credit Union, city officials and more as we celebrate the grand re-opening of our Fresno location at 5261 East Kings Canyon Road. Mayor Lee Brand and other local dignitaries will be on hand. Refreshments will be provided.

Self-Help is committed to serving the Fresno community, that’s why we’re extra excited about our new bigger and better location!

We’re only two blocks away, but our new location boasts a community room with space for our literacy courses and for area nonprofits to hold workshops and presentations to benefit the entire community.  We’ve added room for a commercial lending team and expanded our loan capabilities.

Self-Help Federal Credit Union is a financial institution that fills the gap for working families, minorities, immigrants and other groups not well served by traditional banks.  We not only make opening and maintaining checking and savings accounts attainable but also offer a range of personal, home and auto loans, financial-literacy courses and other services.

Self-Help Federal’s new location will continue to ensure that low-income families, people of color, immigrants and other underserved groups have a fair and affordable alternative to meet their banking needs.

According to Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, which partnered with Self-Help to open the branch in 2015, while there are more than 80 bank and credit union offices in Fresno, only a handful are located in Southeast Fresno. By contrast, many of Fresno's payday lenders are located in the southern half of the city.

Join us for this exciting event.  Micheline Savarin, Director of Marketing, Self-Help Federal Credit Union for more information at 415.572.2433. For more information on Self-Help Federal Credit Union, please go to

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Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and under-served communities. With 17 branches in California, nine branches in Illinois and Wisconsin, approximately $1.1 billion in assets, and serving more than 79,000 members, Self-Help Federal CU is one of the fastest-growing low-income designated credit unions in the country. 



For More Information, Contact: 

Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Self-Help Credit Union | Direct Line: 919.794.6798 | Cell: 919.695.2037


About Self-Help

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.5 billion in financing to 150,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.