Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World

Getting Ahead is a 14-week program, where participants meet twice a week for two and a half hours to examine their own experience living in instability as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty, such as banking, housing, jobs, and transportation; providing critical information the community can use to take-action to end poverty.

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You will learn:

What’s keeping you from getting ahead

Go from surviving to thriving

Get support in your journey

How to identify and build resources

How to create a plan for a better future

How to increase your social resources

Facilitators guide participants through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency and daily stability. Getting Ahead puts concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people living in instability to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.

Michelle Wood and Jody Demo-Hodgins discuss their experience with the Getting Ahead program through Marion Matters.

Call the Marion Matters office at 740-223-2999 to schedule an appointment to sign up, or complete the referral form.

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