Bridges Out of Poverty

Simulation makes poverty personal

Simulation makes poverty personal

Imagine waking up one day in poverty. No savings account, housing insecurity, unpaid bills, no reliable transportation, mouths to feed on a shoestring budget—for one month, this is the financial, social and logistical reality.   That’s exactly what the Community Action Poverty Simulation does. Created in the 1970s, this activity puts a group of people […]

Getting Ahead Workshop comes to Navarre

Getting Ahead Workshop comes to Navarre

For years, Bridges Out of Poverty has been assisting struggling families in Santa Rosa County find their way to sustainability. In January, the nonprofit resource center will be bringing one of their most successful programs to Navarre. The Getting Ahead Workshop is a 17-week program to help those with financial instability build skills, supports and […]

One paycheck away

One paycheck away

Roughly one in three families in Navarre is struggling to make ends meet, often one missed paycheck away from being unable to pay routine bills or even losing the family’s housing, according to the newest data from the Florida ALICE Report from United Way. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.   Read the […]

OneStop reaches out to help needy in south Santa Rosa

OneStop reaches out to help needy in south Santa Rosa

It is time consuming to be in poverty. There are agencies and organizations that assist with applying for food stamps and Medicaid. There are teams of experts dedicated to helping people find worthwhile jobs and careers. Local colleges offer incentives and programs for students looking to better themselves. There are even offices solely dedicated to […]