#fb @urm Give the Gift of Stability (yes, we are our brothers’ keeper)
This is one of millions of short reasons to reduce unemployment, pay a living wage and educate our neighbors with skills to earn enough to leave poverty behind.
#fb Did you know: As many children who are living in poverty live in TWO PARENT households as those who live with a Single Parent? California has more impoverished children than any other state in the nation. 1 of every 6 poor children in the USA lives in California the rate of poverty in childrenContinue reading “CA Child Poverty facts”
@helpamotherout @jessicagottlieb Today we are going to explore groups of people who found a way to use their voices to 1. Be heard 2. Change their corner of the world to make it nicer for everyone. Let’s start with my favorite combination of these two groups: http://www.helpamotherout.org/” It can take an average of $1,100 a yearContinue reading “Welfare Warriors and Mommy Bloggers”
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
“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”
Fun, YES! Enjoy life! Use cash assistance wisely though.
“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”
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!”
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.”