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Bridges Out Of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful model for economic and social change and stability. It helps education, social, health and legal professionals re-design programs to better serve your clientele, build skill sets for management to help guide employees, and increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work. This two day workshop will be held in Huntington, IN (Huntington County) on June 21 & 22 at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, 2201 N Jefferson St, Huntington, IN.

Day 1 gives participants key lessons in dealing with individuals from poverty. Participants will learn how to use models to communicate effectively, and to assist clients from poverty to learn quickly. Bridges reaches out to providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty. If your business, agency or organization works with people living in poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success.

Day 2 is for individuals who have completed Day 1. Included in this workshop is information regarding resources, creating relationships, mediation, stages of change and motivation and much more. Anyone who works in any capacity with individuals living in poverty or has an interest in helping others will learn skills and techniques to use by participating in this workshop.

Registration deadline for this training is June 7th. The total cost of training including both days is $65 ($40 Day 1 including a book, $25 Day 2). Special pricing is available for non-profit staff and volunteers who serve Huntington County. Lunch will be on your own. You may register online at

For more information about the training please contact Karen Hinshaw at 260.358.4826 or kdhinsha or visit Purdue Extension, Huntington County Office, 1340 S Jefferson, Huntington, IN.