Bridges Out of Poverty is a national organization that works with communities around the country to help address poverty issues.

Lake Region Community Shelter, which opened its doors last May for those in the region in need of a temporary housing solution, is hosting a “Bridges Out of Poverty” workshop this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

According to the organizers of the workshop it is designed to provide a better understanding of those in the region who are living in poverty, the obstacles they face in their efforts to raise themselves out of poverty, and what those in the region can do to help bring about systemic change.

Bridges Out of Poverty is a national organization that works with communities around the country to help address poverty issues.

From their website: “Bridges brings people from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.”

The workshop is free and breakfast is provided. It will be held in the basement meeting room of the Ramsey County Courthouse on 4th Ave. in downtown Devils Lake.

Saturday’s workshop is one of two planned so far; the next will be held April 22.