"There's nothing left. We're going to have to file for bankruptcy."

Approved by the U. S. Department of Justice to provide both Credit Counseling , required to file Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy, and Debtors Education, required to discharge your debts.


  • Receive Credit Counseling Certificate after completing the Credit Counseling Sessions.  The certificate must be obtained during the 180 days before your bankruptcy petition is filed.

  • Receive a Financial Education Certificate after completing the personal financial management instructional course.  The certificate is required before you are eligible to receive  bankruptcy discharge.


  • Confidential 1:1 Credit Counseling sessions.
  • Choice of 1:1 or group Financial Education sessions.

The fee for the bankruptcy sessions is based on a sliding scale and ranges from $0-$40. Your fee will be determined by a Credit Counselor and you will be notified by phone of your fee prior to your bankruptcy session. All fees must be paid by cash or money order prior to each session.


For more information or to schedule your classes, call 920-272-8234 or

1-877-500-3580 extension 8234 (Green Bay location) or 920-684-6651 (Manitowoc location) during regular business hours or send us an email at charitiesgb@gbdioc.org.