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#OTGYpsi: Friends In Deed's Circles Program Keeps Low-Income Residents On Their Feet

Jul 10, 2019

For over three decades, Friends In Deed has provided assistance for those living at or below the poverty line.  One of the newest programs operating under Friends In Deed is called "Circles," which involves more long-term assistance in maintaining finances and pursuing higher education.  Project coordinator Suzanne Van Dam and program member Nikia Smith talk about their experiences with "Circles" with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: Ypsi program finds success pairing lower-income "leaders" with higher-income "allies"

Friends In Deed

Circles' National Program

Circles Washtenaw County

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