(KAKE) - Meade County Core Community wants to help their neighbors who are living in poverty.

They are training volunteers and staff for the program launch in October.

“It’s actually a solution as opposed to just a band-aid,” said Ann Classen, the community liaison for Meade County Core Community.

This will be the eleventh chapter in Kansas under the umbrella of Youth Core Ministries based in Greensburg.

The program involves a 20-week class to help bring people out of poverty with a new mentality to move forward as well as accountability.

“The people living in poverty are part of the solution. We identify the issues and walk alongside them for a two to five-year process to actually bring them out of that, living from one crisis to the next,” said Classen.

Organizers of the Meade County chapter hope to replicate the success of other Kansas chapters already seeing positive changes in their community.

“People that have gone through those programs have paid accumulatively $364,000 in debt,” said Classen.

To help with their mission, KAKE TV and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to have them as this week’s, “Wins for Kansas.”

“The DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers wants to congratulate the Youth Core Ministries in Meade County. Thank you for the great work you do, bringing people to Christ and helping those in poverty. We’re excited to contribute to your organization,” said Dustin DeVaughn of DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers.

“Thank you KAKE News and DeVaughn James. This money will help us help people living in poverty in Meade County,” said Classen.