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Bridges out of Poverty aims to end generational poverty

LAWTON, Okla._Understand, empower and address. That's what one group says it's going to take to end generational poverty in Oklahoma.

The group of more than 100 people, from several organizations, attended Thursday's "Bridges out of Poverty" training course sponsored in part by the Salvation Army of Lawton-Fort Sill. They're trying to launch a statewide program called "Getting Ahead" to help families and individuals get off of welfare by giving them a chance to succeed.

"It's very exciting, the potential impact that this could have on the individual communities like Lawton and also on the entire state. We're hoping that this will actually reduce poverty statewide and really change lives for a lot of individuals and families," said Deborah Price, Divisional Director of the Salvation Army.

Price says about 12 communities already have similar programs in place. In addition to this course, the group will have to attend a 20-week workshop to get the program off the ground.

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