Credit Counseling


FREE SERVICES OFFERED

Gwen’s Helping Hands, LLC, is partnered with Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union to provide:


CREDIT REPORT REVIEW

Been denied credit or want to work on improving your credit score?  Discover what your credit report says and what your score means. Make an appointment to obtain and review your credit report. 


CREDIT FREEZES

Looking for stronger ways to protect your credit?  Thanks to a new federal law, now you can place a free credit freeze on your credit report for yourself and children under 16.

What is it? A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. Usually, you get a PIN to use each time you want to freeze and unfreeze your account to apply for new credit.

You will need to go to each credit reporting agency’s website to place the freeze:


YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS

It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the basics of money management and credit.  One-hour workshops are available by appointment.

For additional information on any of these services, contact Gwendolyn at 312-499-8813 or email

Gwendolyn M. Hawkins is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) with over 25 years’ experience in the credit union industry.

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  • Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union Headquarters
  • 1407 W. Washington Blvd.
  • Chicago, IL 60607
  • 312-726-8814