For Professionals

Recruit Someone Out of Poverty

Whether you are clergy, counselor, attorney or lead a community organization, there are people in your sphere of influence who experience stress from financial strain. You may have even seen the need and wonder silently why they don’t ask for help.

But maybe they don’t know what you know. You’re a trained professional with education and skills, perhaps even some knowledge of the hidden rules of “middle class” life. A person in poverty doesn’t think like you do. Very often they see life through a fatalistic lens.

Of the common reasons someone climbs out of poverty and the cycle financial strain, a sponsor who took an interest in them is at the top of the list. Right now, life skills and financial literacy programs across America sit idle or under capacity. Zacchaeus Financial Counseling, Inc. even makes our services as easily accessible and affordable as possible.

Still, none of this is enough. They need you to be their #recruiter and #sponsor.

It might surprise you to know that the overwhelming majority of our clients are referrals. Someone cared enough to offer them a better way and began leading them over the horizon. When they were ready to deal with the financial stuff, our phone rang. Very few people are looking to change the way they do life. A fatalistic outlook is pervasive in poverty. You can help them start moving in the right direction.