Stafford County Circles

First Christian Church, 118 E. Broadway St., Stafford
Stafford Coach – Shelly Berens 620-234-5031
Facilitators – Shelly Berens and Mark Blakeslee
Coordinator- Rachel Sandoval 954-290-0010
Assistant Coordinator – Jeanette Hildebrand 620-546-3763
St. John 
United Methodist Church, 807 Eat 1st. Ave., St. John
St. John Coach – Teresa Miller 620-546-4920
Facilitators – Juan Munz and Teresa Miller
Coordinator – Felica Norton 620-388-8514
Assistant Coordinator – Anna Minnis
Needs – Volunteers for:
Meals; Babysitters; Teachers for Children; Donations; Future Allies (FRIENDS)
Stafford County Advisory Board
Jane Earles  *  Adrienne Minnis  *  Jabe Wendelburg   
Susan Lewis  *  Anna Minnis  *  Mary Jo Taylor 
Sponsored By: Youth Core Ministries
211 E. Garfield Ave., Greensburg, KS 6754 *  620-723-2727  *
And ESSDACK in Stafford

Equipping Families and Communities


We believe no one should live in poverty. Families and communities can take charge of their destinies and if given the right tools and support, economic stability can be achieved. Through an approach that combines our techniques with the individualized support of dedicated volunteers and the resources of organizations and communities, we create an environment that educates, empowers, and equips our members to move up and out of poverty successfully. This happens through:

Our Mission:

 Inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive.   

Our Method and Model: 

Circles/USA discovered many years ago that in order to solve the issue of poverty, we had to approach things in a very different way. The solution doesn’t have to be complicated but it has to be personal. We know that in order to make a real change it has to be addressed using a multi-dimensional method. The Circles method has impacted thousands of individuals throughout North America. Here’s how it works:
  • Community leaders and/or organizations work with Circles to establish a local chapter.
  • This begins with localized trainings. We take a collaborative approach during implementation by building on the strengths of existing community-based organizations.
  • Our model focuses on three stages: Crisis management and stabilization, education and job placement and job retention, advancement and economic stability.



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