Working Towards a Brighter Future
People helping people find their God-given life purpose
Addressing the Need
Presently, 22% of the community is impoverished or is underemployed. For some cultural groups or demographics that number can rise to 34%-39%. Many simply following in the throes of a generational lifestyle.
We Aim to Change That
Desiring to make a lasting impact for
the generationally impoverished or underemployed we encourage:
understanding the value of work
being a good steward as purposed by God
― we provide:
gospel-centered comprehensive education
trained Allies and community resource connections
Step uP Chattanooga has walked alongside dozens of community partners and local churches::
providing resources for church outreach while
training church members to become more effective in their outreach
By sharing and teaching biblical asset building principles we gather the resources that will move individuals towards economic well-being, for now, and for years to come. This, as we provide tools to help our community think differently about poverty—and do something about it.
This is Why We Are Here
On May 2 of this year, Step uP Chattanooga began teaching a 12-session Faith & Finances class at the Day Reporting Center/Rehabilitative Services for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The TDOC is a one-stop center that provides services and resources to any offender under the supervision of its Community Supervision. Services are available to offenders released from a TDOC prison within their first year.
Our class is not mandatory as it is faith-based, but we continue to have active participation and transparency, as well as an increase in trust and confidence. As this is a new initiative in Chattanooga, please pray with us as we share our faith, teach practical biblical principles with finances, and pray that our participants will feel led to make positive small changes in their lives, and the lives of their family members.
(NOTE: As part of the Public Safety Act of 2016, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) implemented Day Reporting/Community Resource Centers which serve as alternatives to incarceration by placing eligible participants in structured and intensive outpatient programs. The programs provide resources and services to offenders to assist them as they work towards becoming productive citizens in their communities.)
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“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go
I will advise you with My eye upon you.”