Living for two: Pregnancy among homeless teens is rising | For those who can’t afford free speech

The data, when combined, showed that 42 percent of the female youth accessing services are pregnant or parenting an infant, and more than 50 percent of female youth in transitional housing are pregnant or parenting

Census missed 460,000 children in poverty

“Unrelated individuals under 15 are excluded from the poverty universe” I know, the art work isn’t great, but it is my best explanation of how 460,000 children were not counted in the Census data. This loop hole should be closed by the next census – but it means that when we talk about the 1.7% jump inContinue reading “Census missed 460,000 children in poverty”

STOP thinking all Homeless people are on SSI and Welfare

“About 42% to 77% do not receive public benefits to which they are entitled” – The Weingart Center, now published by The United Way . Why? I have theories. Instinctively people have a great deal of pride and asking for public assistance is very hard on that pride when you are bound and determined to makeContinue reading “STOP thinking all Homeless people are on SSI and Welfare”

PATH is having a party!

 A Fundraiser on 10/2/2010 (and if I were not totally poor my own self, I would definitely go! So, you go for me and let me know how it is!) This is from http://www.epath.org web page.   August 2010 – On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., please join People Assisting The HomelessContinue reading “PATH is having a party!”

Today’s desk sign.

I am frustrated today. “I can’t learn anything, I am pregnant!”   “You won’t give me more money for my new baby?!?!” “I don’t see why I have to look for work if I have to take maternity leave in over half a year”. Here is my frustration – you are in CalWORKS because youContinue reading “Today’s desk sign.”

FRAUD! How to See it and Report it …

(800) 349-9970 Money that is mispent here is stolen from the needy. Examples:

The Poverty Game

It’s a teaching tool, it’s a game, it’s a way to build empathy – or at least give yourself an ulcer for a semester. The Poverty Game was part of a Women’s Studies course at St Cloud University. Classes were divided in families, given an income range and roles. Family members are given jobs andContinue reading “The Poverty Game”

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