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Raising Families Out of Poverty
The Canby Center is committed to the task of alleviating poverty in and beyond our community. We do this by meeting people at their point of need, providing tangible help for immediate concerns, and empowering them to find long-term poverty relief through educational and relational support.
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How We Empower Families Out of Poverty
When Adele first came to The Canby Center, the emotional toll of an abusive home had left her quiet and closed off. She came for basic helps of food through harvest share and financial assistance for a few utility bills.
As a participant in the Thriving Together program, she came to TCC each month to complete her volunteer hour. Adele discovered that TCC was not just a safe space, but a place of renewal. Adele found she loved to serve in our clothing closet, helping people find the items they were looking for.
Over time, her communication skills and confidence blossomed. Eventually, she felt ready to make a change, leave the environment she was in, and look for a job. She started exploring job resources with TCC and was able to find a stable job.
Adele shares that if it weren’t for helping people with the clothing share, she wouldn’t have the communication skills she needs to help her be successful in her job interacting with customers. Today, Adele is hopeful for the future and has found a community to be a part of.
*Real name and photo withheld for member confidentiality.
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