to a community fighting systemic barriers for low-to-moderate income households in Johnson County
Surviving to Thriving Training is a 12-week course that introduces our Circles Program. Gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationship to the rest of the world. Create budgets, future plans, and SMART goals. Grow in community with others. Our next class begins in May 2021. Apply today!
Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to helping households in low-to-moderate income households. We take our convictions and turn them into action.
There are several ways to become involved with Bridges Alliance. We also offer a spot for families, children, retirees, etc. Take your passion and share it with others whether that is serving food, sharing your job skills with our participants, or discussing poverty related issues with community decision makers.
Think you would be a good fit? Click on our Volunteer Page for more information!
In 2016, seeing a need for a solution to give individuals the tools and network we all need to live a sustainable life style, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions to those in poverty. Educating others about poverty determined key in making systemic changes to our community. Bridges Alliance merges two national programs to educate for our community, volunteers, and participants, Bridges Out of Poverty and Circles USA.
By 2018, our Circles Program graduated its first cohort of participants. Past participants have described the program as life changing, enabling them to take the steps forward that they so needed.
We've touched over 350 individuals through training, allies, volunteers, poverty simulations and awareness presentations. This is evidence that our program is making a
difference in peoples' lives and in our community.
Our mission is a community collaboration to end poverty by providing proven tools, resources, support, and relationships to foster stability and independence.
If you or someone you know is Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed or ALICE, our Circles program could be a place for them to learn and grow. ALICE households are a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget. Beginning Surviving to Thriving classes start soon. Application information here.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals surrounding low-to-moderate income households in Johnson County. Your generous donation will fund our mission of come along side individuals in poverty.