Empowering people in poverty toward self sufficiency. . .

and equipping the community to assist.

TQL Merged with Second Harvest

In 2016, Teamwork for Quality Living merged with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. The friendly faces you know from TQL are now part of the Second Harvest staff and are prepared to continue offering excellent resources and support. We hope you’ll take some time to visit the Circles page on the Second Harvest website.

Eliminating Poverty

Poverty is relative. To understand how to eliminate poverty, we must first learn all aspects of poverty.


Learn more about the “Circles of Support” model that allows TEAMwork for Quality Living to success in Muncie and Delaware County.


TEAMwork for Quality Living unites groups of volunteers around areas of need in the community.


Join individuals and communities across the country that are committed to expanding the Circles® Campaign, an innovative solution aimed at eradicating poverty in our nation.

DreamFest-LogoDreamFest is a signature fundraiser to benefit TEAMwork for Quality Living and Delaware County Circles allowing area residents to buy, win, or participate in dreams and to think about and gain an understanding about people living in poverty and their dreams. The fundraiser will be on August 27, 2016 at Delaware County Fairgrounds from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


  • $5.00 for Adults and Teens
  • $2.00 for Children 12 and under

Experience Tickets are $1.00 each and can be used for Zone Raffle items like a plane ride for one, 10 SkyZone tickets, Kitchen Aid Food Processor, 4 Lawn Seats at Klipsch, etc.

Golden Tickets are $5.00 each and can be used for the Dream Raffle Items like 2 VIP Ellen DeGeneres Tickets and Airfare, A Deep Sea Fishing Package, Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2, etc.

We have the entire Delaware County Fair Grounds for this event and it will happen rain or shine. A majority of the Experiences will be in the buildings and outside if weather is suitable.

There will be 4 Zones:

  • Adventure and Sports in the Memorial Building
  • Arts and Culture in the Heartland Building
  • Kids and Technology in the Community Building
  • Big Stuff will be all over the grounds

The “cost” and duration of each Experience varies and some of the experiences are not going to require any experience tickets at all, like all of the inflatables are no ticket required-the cost of admission covers that.

Visit DreamFest.org!

The Circles Campaign in Muncie has been operating since 2005.  One of the longest-running Circles initiatives in the country, the Muncie operation was hosting weekly meetings and doing training before the national model was formalized. The Circles work in the county north of Delaware began in 2010 and features a small corps of Circle Leaders and their community supporters.

  • I have taught children living in poverty for almost 20 years. I could not believe how my insight grew as a result of this course.
  • My intolerance of people breaking societal behavioral rules was changed when I learned how people bring the rules of their own background into every situation.
  • I didn’t understand how difficult it is to have control over your time when you spend most of your time trying to survive. Planning to prevent issues is impossible when you have to operate in the ‘here’ and ‘now’
  • I played a child and realized how little time my family had to focus on me because they were always trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors
  • I was so frustrated, overwhelmed, and hopeless during the experience that it was hard to concentrate on how to make things better.

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