Breaking the chain of poverty one relationship at a time.

 
 
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We’re a local, faith-based nonprofit that helps individuals facing poverty through the model called Open Table.

 

The need in our Community

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POVERTY RATE

one of the highest poverty rates in Virginia

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Unemployment Rate

among individuals who are in poverty

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POVERTY rATE

among children under the age of 18

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Of Students

in city schools are enrolled in free or reduced lunch

 

At Community Connected, we’re helping solve the problem.

 
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Building Relationships

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.

 
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Community Collaboration

We strive to embody a model that draws the community together and facilitates partnerships between congregations, businesses, organization and individuals.

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Our Approach

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.

 

1.

engage

Reach out to those in the community who are willing to help


2.

support

Build a family around the individual in need with fellow table members


3.

Impact

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.

 
 

95%

report they are optimistic about their future ability to be self-supporting

88%

had a better job, were in a college or technical school after the table experience

100%

of graduates able to access a network of natural supports to deal with crisis

90%

become a table member to help others move out of poverty

 

Join the movement that ends poverty.

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Join a Table

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