Visit our weekly Circles Community meeting.
Every Thursday evening
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
418 East 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
To attend, click here
to email Marie Wiese to express your interest.
Poverty, when coupled with domestic abuse, can lead many victims to feel trapped and unable to escape the cycle of violence. The Circles® of Support initiative offers a promising and sustainable path towards creating self-sufficiency in families. This program is designed to help survivors of domestic violence transition out of poverty and inspire communities to participate in finding long-term solutions to poverty while building circles of support and friendship around the families in need.
Survivors of domestic violence will complete a sixteen week course using the Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’ By World curriculum through which they will evaluate their lives, learn unwritten cultural rules regarding employment and financial prosperity, and develop the life skills necessary to survive and flourish in society. After completing the Getting Ahead™ training, client participants will be matched with 2 to 4 allies (volunteers from the community) who will encourage them as they transition out of poverty by joining together in a Circle of Support.
Individuals can support the work of Circles® by:
- Becoming an Ally in a Circle of Support
- Working behind the scenes to help plan weekly meetings, coordinate meals, and assist with childcare
- Donating to support the Circles® Initiative
Groups can support the work of Circles® by:
Data from other Circles® communities indicates that participants in Circles® increase income, go back to school, find stable housing, manage finances, become better parents, build social capital and realize their dreams instead of being overwhelmed by hopelessness. Allies report that they find meaning and fulfillment in assisting in the work of individual and community transformation.
To learn more about this program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Marie Wiese at (317) 941-2200 or via email by clicking here
To download our Getting Ahead Workshops
brochure, click here
Getting Ahead ™
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