‘Bridges Out of Poverty’ hopes to help alleviate poverty in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A national anti-poverty organization held an informational meeting at the YMCA of Rock River Valley on Wednesday.

Bridges Out of Poverty” is a national antipoverty organization that helps people move toward upward mobility.

“Our social and human services agencies are excited to be a part of it. Our churches are excited to be a part of it and I think it’s something everyone can really rally around and really help to reduce poverty at a community-wide level, all by working together,” said Mary Cacioppi, the executive director of One Body Collaboratives.

One Body Collaboratives maintains partnerships between local churches and, along with Transform Rockford, helped bring “Bridges Out of Poverty” to the Forest City.

The group will hold a community workshop early next year.

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