Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Chicago was founded in 1987. The organization’s purpose was to provide quality consumer education and counseling services to members of its local community. Over the years, the use of credit increased dramatically and so did the need for nonprofit credit counseling services. In 2001, CCCS of Chicago joined with Money Management International (MMI) to meet the growing and changing needs of both consumers and creditors.
Today, MMI is the largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency in the United States. MMI provides professional financial guidance, credit counseling, community-wide educational programs, debt management assistance, bankruptcy counseling and education services, and housing counseling assistance to consumers via phone, Internet, and in-person sessions. MMI is an industry leader in financial education, counseling, technology, industry association, growth, creditor relations, and program development.
MMI is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and recognized as an outstanding provider of quality services. COA is an independent nonprofit international accreditor with very high standards. MMI is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), Financial Counseling Association of America (FCAA), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER). Being a member in good standing of these organizations is a testament to MMI's credibility and integrity.