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 UP (United Against Poverty) Center 2520 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34947.  If you'd like more information or would like to be added to our email list please contact:  Renee.Deschenes@pd19.org
 
 
 
 
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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