What We Do

CommonLife

CommonLife is a unique but simple program that offers friendship and support to someone working toward a life or employment goal

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People need other people around them to succeed – everyday people who will believe in them, connect them to new opportunities and ideas, and, most of all, simply be a good friend they can count on.

HOW IT WORKS: After some initial training, we’ll match you with a partner, and the two of you will start meeting regularly (e.g., weekly). To get you started off smoothly, we’ll join you in the first couple meetings and help you set some goals for moving forward. With some patience and commitment, you’ll be friends in no time and will find you’re both learning and growing together. To help you sustain the relationship through ups and downs, you’ll be invited to join the “CommonLife Community,” which gathers monthly over a meal and offers peer-support, training, and milestone celebration.

HOW TO GET STARTED: Getting started is easy. 1) Let us know you’re interested in learning more at 402.933.6672 or info@inCOMMONcd.org; 2) Attend a CommonLife orientation; 3) Get matched with a partner; and 4) Get plugged into the “CommonLife Community” for ongoing support, training, and celebration.

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CommonLife is crucial because relationships have been shown to be a powerful weapon against poverty. In fact, social isolation has been attributed as “the single greatest cause of sustained poverty in our cities.” More than anything, people in poverty need other people around them – everyday people who will believe in them, connect them to new opportunities and ideas, and, most of all, simply be a good friend they can count on.

HOW IT WORKS: Doing CommonLife is nearly as simple as building an everyday friendship. After some initial training, we’ll match you with a partner, and the two of you will start meeting regularly (e.g., weekly). To get you started off smoothly, we’ll join you in the first couple meetings and help you set some goals for moving forward. With some patience and commitment, you’ll be friends in no time and will find you’re both learning and growing together. To help you sustain the relationship through ups and downs, you’ll be invited to join the “CommonLife Community,” which gathers monthly over a meal and offers peer-support, training, and milestone celebration. This is also a great small group opportunity, as the more healthy relationships you and your partner share, the greater chance they’ll have for success in achieving their goals.

GET STARTED: Getting started is easy. 1) Let us know you’re interested in learning more via info@inCOMMONcd.org; 2) Attend a CommonLife orientation; 3) Get matched with a partner; and 4) Get plugged into the “CommonLIfe Community” for ongoing support, training, and celebration.

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