Become involved, become an Ally!
Circles Allies are part of a team of two or three volunteers for each Leader who engage in an intentional and caring relationship working towards economic self-sufficiency. Allies are community members trained in Bridges out of Poverty and support Circle Leaders in their journey. Allies work with their Circle Leader to figure out how to accomplish his or her plan for self-sufficiency and understand issues around poverty and know how to be helpful while not being intrusive. The Ally’s role is not to fix problems but to walk alongside the Leader and link them to resources and supports.
The Circles Ally commitment can be 6-12 hours per month (flexible) for at least 18 months depending on the needs of the Circle Leader. As an Ally, you will receive lots of support including Ally Training and orientation, introduction to Bridges out of Poverty and support from the Circles Coach.
For more information contact: Ken Harvey, 519.823.7887 x 3062, Mary Crome, Hope House 519-265-4299 or Megan Despard 226-821-0099.