If you didn'’t grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the Â“hidden rulesÂ” that govern many aspects of life for the poor. People in poverty are often in survival mode, where the future holds no promise, and support systems taken for granted in middle class and wealth are nonexistent. If your business, agency, or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challengesÂ—and strengthsÂ—will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success. Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. Based in part on Dr. Ruby PayneÂ’s myth shattering A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty. In a highly readable format youÂ’ll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions you and your organization can implement right now.