Supportive Services and Education

Supportive Services and Education

Bridges Out of Poverty

People familiar with a more stable, middle-income economic lens struggle with understanding people living in poverty as the “economic rules” of each lens are not the same. To be unaware of the fundamental differences between classes can lead to an immediate roadblock in building significant relationships.

Bridges Out of Poverty is a uniquely powerful tool designed for social, health, and legal services professionals, offering specific solutions that organizations can implement to:

  • Redesign programs to better serve coworkers
  • Build skills for management to help guide employees
  • Upgrade training for front-line staff including receptionists, caseworkers, and managers
  • Improve treatment outcomes in healthcare and behavioral healthcare

New UP3 LogoUP3 (Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere)

Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere (UP3) is an initiative which builds on the framework of Bridges Out of Poverty, and helps individuals build their resources and social capital.



Initiative highlights:

  • Mentored 16-week program for building a better life
  • Tailored for individuals willing to commit and participate in individualized goal planning, building a future story, and who are focused on getting out of poverty
  • Builds resources
  • Makes connections
  • $400 scholarship available


Chaplains provide spiritual relief to anyone requesting such support, with the careful love and provision of God’s grace.


UP3 GradsPictured above: Denise Butler (UP3 grad), Zoe Wingard (UP3 grad), Randy Doaty (Pottstown Community Member), Bob Waller (UP3 grad), Linda Rogers (UP3 grad), Melik Bullock (UP3 grad), Frederick C. Foster (UP3 grad).

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