Circles changes lives.
Circles meets Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.
Proactively take the opportunity to be a peer support (an "Ally") to a low-income individual lifting her/himself out of poverty. Help others to THRIVE, not just survive.
Circles changes lives. provides training, networking, education, workshops and friendships for impoverished individuals . We are a chapter of the national program called Circles USA, which has been reducing poverty in different areas of the nation for over 24 years.
Our program includes weekly training, education, peer support, networking, workshops, and goal setting. We also have a free weekly dinner for all volunteers and circle leaders, as well as a free youth program and homework tutoring station.
As an ally, you would work with a team of allies, and 1-2 circle leaders. Each circle leader has a plan and goals to work up out of poverty. Allies attend 2-3 meetings/month with thir circle leader, and other allies to provide peer support, encouragement, and an outside perspective to the circle leader as they work towards their goals. This volunteer position builds intentional relationships across socioeconomic borders. It is a way to truly make a difference in someone elses life that will affect generations to come. Rather than a mentor, we see allies as friends, and people who gie encouragement and motivation to others as they strive to reach their own goals. Allies will never be asked to donate money to the circle leaders.
- Life Coaching
- Case Work / Management
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Crisis Counseling
- Family Therapy
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 4-10 hours per month
- Must earn 200% or more of the federal poverty guideline, or be retired