Poverty creates severe financial hardship for communities, states and our nation. According to testimony to Congress by the Center for American Progress, our nation spends 500 billion dollars each year on the fallout from children raised in poverty.
Visions For Change uses Circles® on an individual and community level to give people a hand up, providing support and advocacy through the journey. Circles® is a high impact strategy that creates the framework for people in our community to build intentional relationships across classes and cultures for the purpose of creating prosperity and transforming communities. Circles® provides a powerful new approach to help individuals and families out of poverty and increase the number of economically stable households in every community.
The Circles® national campaign is comprised of remarkable organizations nationwide that focus on eliminating poverty in our lifetime. Many individual and community successes have taken place in the neighborhoods where we live, work and play. This is a proven approach that allows participants to pursue goals, maintain stable housing, overcome barriers to success, achieve self-sufficiency, and improve overall quality of life. Circles® is a unique and practical strategy that delivers results.