Economic Sufficiency

 
 
 
Why Reducing Poverty Is Important?
In addition to poverty's huge impact on the community's economy, children of poverty are at greater risk of: 
  • Lower education attainment
  • Increased reliance on public benefits
  • Increased rates of incarceration
  • Higher incidents of stress related behaviors
 
What Are We Doing About It?
The Network is collaborating with partner agencies to implement Bridges Out Of Poverty and Getting Ahead In A Just Gettin' By World throughout the community. These partner initiatives have been shown to:
  • Creating understanding & change at the system & individual level
  • Increase individual & community resources for those transitioning out of poverty
  • Reduce dependence on cash assistance
  • Increase employability in individuals
  • Increase business productivity & employee retention 
The Network also hosts periodic Poverty Forums for the community to learn, problem-solve and celebrate success.  
 
Bridges Out of Poverty targets the community so that positive change can occur at the system, business, and agency level.  Getting Ahead In A Just Gettin' By World targets under-resourced individuals impacted by generational and situational poverty. It helps these individuals; called Investigators, build a new future story for themselves and their community.
 
 
Be A Part Of The Economic Sufficiency Network!
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. The network meets at United Way, 4800 US Highway 1, Fort Pierce.  If you'd like more information or would like to be added to our email list please contact:  Wydee'a.Wilson@djj.state.fl.us
 
 
 
 
Watch this video to hear from Roundtable Executive Director, Shaniek Maynard and others.
 
 
2009-2016
  • Agricultural & Labor Program, Inc.
  • CareerSource Research Coast
  • First United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Circuit 19
  • Fort Pierce Police Department
  • Grace Way Village
  • Indian River State College
  • Parent Academy of St. Lucie County
  • Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
  • St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Treasure Coast Community Action Agency
  • United Way of St. Lucie County
 

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