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6 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana program seeks to guide people "Out of By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor Sometimes it is as simple as a handshake, said Marie Williams. Just because you and I know that we shake hands when we meet someone for a job inter- view, that doesn't mean that everybody knows what to do. But helping people get out of poverty takes much more than a handshake, more than job- seeking advice, more than just material help. A program called "Out of Poverty" is being touted as a way to "help change people's thinking that they can get out of where they are," said Marie Williams. She and Larry L. Lambert, both of Memphis, taught their methods to a group of about 15 counselors and social workers at the Catholic Center, Evansville, March 6 and 7. Changing people's thinking is the goal of the 12-session pro- gram developed by Lambert 'Dr. Jane A. Hormuth Chiropractic Physician 474-0704 Hormuth Chiropractic tic. 1111 S Green River Rd., Suite 104 lul i i i i i WASHINGTON ALIGNMENT Alignment, Brake, Shock, & Strut Service (s12) s4-42 Wally Kaiser i I i , and Williams. They have been working on it since 1994, devel- oping their methods, testing their ideas and writing the cur- riculum for the program. Nationwide, Williams said, the success rate of helping homeless people with mental illness get jobs is about five per- cent. During the past two years in her program in Memphis, the success rate was 47 percent, she said. J of Poverty affirms that change is possible Williams is Director of Home- less Services for Catholic Char- ities in Memphis. Lambert is Interim Dean of Academic Sup- port Services at Shelby State Community College. Their two-day presentation in Evansville was co-sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville and by ECHO Housing Corporation. Fifteen participants were regis- I MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE I I SERVICE, INC. 1400 w. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 i ii Paul E. Nonte Certified Public A CCOltatant 112 W. 5th St., Jasper tered for the presentation. Lambert and Williams define poverty as more than just the lack of money and material goods, although that is part of the picture. Poverty, they say, may also include an urgent unmet need for "a sense of belonging, or self-worth." "Out of Poverty is a program of personal change," they say in an introductory letter. "It is intended for individuals whose lives are habituated and sustained in poverty. Out of Pover- ty affirms that change is possible." Change is the key, they say. If the pro- gram is to work, it must bring about personal transformation. The process begins with a per- son's accepting responsibility of his or her own experience of poverty. During the sessions, various skills are learned and C0RRESSELL, INC. 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Marie Williams listens to the conversation in cussion, which was part of the process of learning people "Out of Poverty." Message photO by WILLIAMS BROS. HEALTH CARE pHARMACY "Your Health Care Proj"essionats" Charles C. Williams, R.Ph. Jeffrey W. Williams. R.Ph Mark A. Williams, R, Ph. 10 Williams Bros. Drive. Washington, IN 47501 1-800-264-0064 Fax (812) 254-7857 :l i i i Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. Main St. Downtown Washington Phone: 254-5141 i I TFs "7..6r ;' S'. q,. Box 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Donald ]. Traylor President Phone: 486-3285 I.14 washlnFo ' Parish Secretary needed at Christ the King Church. Responsible for: Maintaining church records, financial records, Mass offering records, payroll records, parish census data; answering phone and doing the church bul- letin, and other secretarial duties. Call Father Knapp at 476-3061 2901 Family Featuring menu every night during Pub/ic Call Now available ...... ,,, 1998 Edition of the .... Yearbook of the Catholic .... ..... of ill Diocese ]00-'vansv. e Names and phone numbers of parishes and schools,: priests and religious, deacons, seminarians, church  staff, Catholic Center offices, and more. Available at the Catholic Center for $7.50, or by mail for $9 (includes shipping and handling). ' Send requests to: 1998 Yearbook, The Catholic Center P.O. Box 4169 ...... Evansville, IN 47724-0169