Frequently Asked Questions about Ascend Dallas

About the Ascend Center

Is there parking?

Yes, we have private gated parking behind our building. There is also a door that leads directly into our Center where you will be greeted by one of our liaisons.

Can I bring my child with me to class?

Of course! Children are always welcome at Ascend. We have books  that kids can take into the classroom or you can bring a quiet activity from home for your child.  Please bring headphones for any electronics.

About Fluent in Finances Series

How long are the classes?

The Fluent in Finance series is once weekly for 4 weeks.  Each class meets on the same day/time each week. You can find a list of classes on the calendar.

Is this really free?

Yes, they are at no cost to you! All we ask is that you commit to the full series when you sign up.

What will I learn?

This class helps gets you started with taking control of your finances. You’ll learn things like how to improve your credit score or get rid of your debt. You’ll set your own personal financial goals based on what’s important to you. You’ll even get to talk to your own Financial Coach as you create a plan that’s just right for you.

Do you offer classes for children?

At this time, we do not offer classes specifically for children. We do offer family friendly classes such as Children’s Savings, Couponing, DIY classes, and Yoga, where parents are encouraged to bring their children.

About Coaching

What is Financial Coaching?

Financial Coaching is a lot like coaching in sports.  You and your Coach work together to strengthen your skills. Like in sports, the Financial Coach does not do the work for you, but is there to provide tools, resources, support and accountability as you work toward your goals. Coaching can be done in-person, by phone, or even email—you decide what works best for you.

How do I know if Coaching is right for me?

For starters, you need to be open to creating new money habits and ready to commit to working toward your goal.  You and your coach will work together to create your own personal plan.  The first session or two is held in-person, to get you off to a good start.  From there, you and your Coach decide what works best to keep things moving – in-person meetings, phone calls, even email.

When is Coaching available?

We know you’re busy, so we offer regular evening sessions. You and your Coach will figure out the best schedule for you.

How do I sign up for Coaching?

Coaching starts either with education, through the Fluent in Finance series, or by making a direct coaching appointment online. The work you’ve completed in the education classes gives you a jump start on your path to financial freedom.

About the Nurse-Family Partnership

What is this?

This program is for moms who are expecting their first baby. We partner you with an Ascend nurse who meets with you in your home until your child turns 2. You’ll learn how to have a healthy pregnancy, care for your new baby and make a plan to support your new family.

Who qualifies for this program?

Any first-time mom living in Dallas county who is less than 28 weeks pregnant and also qualifies for WIC or Medicaid services.

What is the cost for the program?

This program is provided at no cost to you,

How often will the nurse visit me?

Initially, your nurse will meet with you every week. This visit schedule lasts for 4 weeks. After that, your nurse will visit you every other week. Once your baby arrives, your nurse will visit you every week for 6 weeks and then return to a bi-weekly visit schedule.

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