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  • Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:50:00 GMT
    Listen to real stories about people living in poverty, learn the facts about poverty in the United States, understand the root causes, and—just as important—how people are helping themselves and others out of Poverty USA. Last year, 1 in 7 American households were food insecure. Maps & Data;
  • Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:01:00 GMT
    Poverty in the United States covers the subsection of people of the United States that are in a state of deprivation, lacking the usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. It is usually understood as a relative measure of poverty within the United States which is a relatively wealthy country by international standards.
  • Tue, 13 Aug 2019 07:59:00 GMT
    Historically, the official poverty rate in the United States had ranged from a high of 22.4 percent when it was first estimated for 1959 to a low of 11.1 percent in 1973. Since its initial rapid decline after 1964 with the launch of major War on Poverty programs, the poverty rate has fluctuated between around 11 and 15 percent. ...
  • Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:20:00 GMT
    America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, but it has a hidden problem when it comes to poverty and the food insecure. Here are 7 facts on poverty in America.
  • Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:15:00 GMT
    Source: United States Department of Agriculture, Food Security Status of US Households in 2016. In addition, every day, thousands of people—working with their neighbors and community—are finding ways out of Poverty USA by strengthening families, creating jobs, and improving neighborhoods.
  • Tue, 13 Aug 2019 05:50:00 GMT
    Research shows that growing up poor adversely affects children's health, as well as their intellectual and social development.
  • Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:24:00 GMT
    Poverty in America is going to be with us on February 1 st, make no mistake about that. Approximately 13.4% of the US population lives in poverty. That’s over 43 million people. 15 million of them are children and 1 in 7 seniors are living in poverty. Those are numbers that demand more than ‘awareness’, they demand action.
  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:21:00 GMT
    Poverty might mean different things in different parts of the world and to different people, but it is largely defined as being unable to afford a minimum standard of living. The United States has ...
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:53:00 GMT
    We have two basic poverty problems in the United States. One is the prevalence of low-wage work. The other concerns those who have almost no work. The two overlap. Most people who are poor work as much as they can and go in and out of poverty. Fewer people have little or no work on a continuing basis, but they are in much worse straits and tend to stay poor from one generation
    
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  • Homeless in the Heartland
    How did Milwaukee, Wisconsin end up as the "twelfth meanest city in America" on the National Coalition for the Homeless list?
  • The Real Homeless Man Experiment
    Sandy is one of the most interesting people I have ever met and its unfortunate to see him in the condition he is in.
  • Poverty Rates Surge in American Suburbs
    What is the state of American poverty today? Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing number of poor in America's suburbs.
  • From Homelessness to Harvard
    Liz Murray talks about going from Homeless to Harvard and her new book, Breaking Night, that outlines that journey.
  • When Helping Hurts Author Interview
    An interview with Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, of the Chalmers Center, about their new book, "When Helping Hurts."
  • Tour Poverty USA
    What's life like at the poverty line? It's one impossible choice after another.
    
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Social Work Today
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The Chalmers Center
Everything the Chalmers Center does begins and ends with the church. We equip churches with resources and tools to walk alongside people who are poor, breaking the spiritual, social, and material bonds of poverty. As a result, churches model Jesus’ heart for the poor in practical ways, showing His care and power over every part of life.
United Way
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
Christian Community Development Association
The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities wholistically restored. We believe that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope for millions of people a year, regardless of their religious, social, or economic background. CCUSA provides leadership and support for the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.
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