Circles group reaches out to Roachdale

Monday, March 29, 2021

ROACHDALE Circles of Putnam County has brought hope to many of local residents who struggle to make ends meet, and a new group begins April 8 at Gobin Church in Greencastle.

For those who receive benefits like SNAP or Medicaid or make too much to qualify but not enough to survive, Circles can be the beginning of a new future.

Hoosier Heartland State Bank of Roachdale is now reaching out to invite neighbors in Roachdale to join others in Greencastle by providing free transportation from Roachdale.

Organizers are looking for participants who are willing and able to work, have stable housing and are wanting to change their situation.

Circles helps families become financially stable with a unique approach. Participants learn about finances, maintaining employment, hidden rules and communication skills.

They will also identify their strengths, build upon their weaknesses and learn about resources that are available in Putnam County.

What really makes Circles different is the relationships participants will form. The program fosters a community of support that encourages participants as they envision a different future and work to achieve it.

Circles meets weekly at Gobin Church in Greencastle on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. A meal and childcare are provided for free.

Call Lori Miller at 653-6049 for more information or to apply for the group or visit

Several Circles participants have raised their credit scores, increased their wages and even purchased a home for the first time.

For those who have overcome poverty or other challenges in their life and would like to give back, Circles also needs volunteers who are willing to encourage others.

Circles of Putnam County is supported by Transformers of Gobin Church, the United Way and the Putnam County Community Foundation.

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