The need in our Community
one of the highest poverty rates in Virginia
among individuals who are in poverty
among children under the age of 18
in city schools are enrolled in free or reduced lunch
At Community Connected, we’re helping solve the problem.
The formulation of relationship is the fundamental building block to our strategy. The greatest donation that someone can make is their time and investment into someone’s else’s life.
We strive to embody a model that draws the community together and facilitates partnerships between congregations, businesses, organization and individuals.
A team of 6-8 volunteers, known as Table Members create community and transformation by making a year long commitment to act as encouragers and advocates in implementing a life plan developed by the individual or family being served. Through relationship, the team utilizes social contacts to support the plan.
Reach out to those in the community who are willing to help
Build a family around the individual in need with fellow table members
Create a lasting relationship and effect on the individual along with table members
Here’s some results after a brother or sister completes our program.
report they are optimistic about their future ability to be self-supporting
had a better job, were in a college or technical school after the table experience
of graduates able to access a network of natural supports to deal with crisis
become a table member to help others move out of poverty