Poverty is described as the degree to which a person does without resources . . . so, building resources is a key goal of the Bridges Community.
Bridges of Hope brings about change by following the guidelines established by the Bridges Out Of Poverty program:
- Developing Support Systems
- Using Disciplined Strategies
- Using Mental Models
- Revealing HIDDEN RULES
- Identifying Options
- Sharing Coping Strategies
- Increasing Achievement Levels
- Teaching Goal Setting
Change is accomplished through a 20 week course facilitated locally by certified trainers in Bridges out of Poverty concepts complemented by ongoing mentoring. The client is guided to recognize predators, strategize out of debt, and build “future stories” for a better quality of life.
Bridges of Hope brings together individuals, agencies, all economic classes, and community policy makers to get to the root of poverty in our area.