Residents of a Shreveport, La., community who have very little access to affordable financial services and education will now have somewhere to turn thanks to Pelican State Credit Union.

The $200 million cooperative in Baton Rouge, La., in partnership with Volunteers of America and the Church of the Highlands, recently celebrated the grand opening of its first financial resource center.

The center is located on the Volunteers of America campus in the historic Highland neighborhood where residents do not have access to or do not qualify for low-cost financial products, according to Pelican.

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