WHO WE ARE
We exist to ignite hope, success and transformation by empowering impoverished families to ESCAPE FROM POVERTY by providing
Power Courses, relationships, and motivation within a
faith-based community environment.
Escape From Poverty was founded in 2011 by Linda Lanclos. Linda had a passion for helping those in poverty. For years she worked in various relief organizations and ministries until one day she realized the relief efforts were only band-aids. After handing out gifts to a low-income family for Christmas, she had the revelation - "They're still going to be poor tomorrow." Presents and toys would not repair their broken floors or provide a better future for their children. She thought that life skills, education, and support would provide generational changes for the families.
After much prayer, GOD gave her the vision to provide this assistance and to film it! At first Linda thought she'd create a reality show with low-income participants showing people what its really like to live in poverty while working towards success. Eventually, the reality show idea began to appear more challenging and not feasible. But the classes had been filmed, what to do with them? Create a curriculum to partner with the filmed classes. Add volunteers, mentors, budget counselors, and a network of change. Now the series that can be taught at churches and organizations around the world.