PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A Phenix City program is out to break the cycle of poverty in Russell County.
The Circles of Transformation kicked off Thursday night at the new Troy campus in Phenix City.
Each local Circles of Transformation consists of families in poverty and volunteers who partner with them to combine skills and relationships to give families the tools they need to move to a more stable future.
This transformational approach brings volunteers to the table to form a peer-to-peer relationships with the goal of creating a safe place for participants to discuss their goals and struggles, helping to devise strategies and solutions for them to accomplish those goals.
Leaders of the organization say through building relationships and providing support, Circles of Transformation is transforming participants, volunteers and ultimately communities.
There are six Circles of Transformation in South Alabama. They are in Brewton, Dothan, Eufaula, Mobile, Phenix City and Selma.
For more information about the Circles of Transformation contact Phenix City Coordinator, Ruth Ann Powers at