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  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:08:00 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.
  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:58:00 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;
  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:14:00 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.
  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:10:00 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.
  • Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:11:00 GMT
    An Atlas of Poverty in America This atlas provides an historical and contemporary account of economic opportunity in the United States. Strong national economic growth during the 1990s left many of America’s communities falling far behind median national measures of economic growth.
  • 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.
  • Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:22:00 GMT
    By the official definition of poverty in America, New Mexico has the nation’s highest poverty rate, 21.8 percent, while New Hampshire has the lowest, 6.6 percent. But a newer, more comprehensive ...
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:18:00 GMT
    Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem. By Angus Deaton. ... When we compare absolute poverty in the United States with absolute poverty in India, or other poor countries, we should be ...
    
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Poverty Video Links
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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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Link Between Poverty and Moral Issues
Article by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, 09/23/2014
Social Work Today
Social Work Today is a national monthly newsmagazine committed to enhancing the entire social work profession.
Tabloid Magazine Parody Puts Poverty on the Front Page
CTVNews.ca Staff, 01/23/2014
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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.
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.
Family Promise / IHN
The IHN program provides an ideal solution for family homelessness because it is easily replicable but also flexible enough to address the needs of each community. Family Promise provides extensive support during the creation of the program and a wide-range of ongoing services to Affiliates currently in operation.
National WIC Association
Founded in 1983, the National WIC Association (NWA) represents 90 Geographic, Territorial, Indian and Native American State Agencies and more than 2,000 Local Agencies that together provide quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other referral services to nearly 9 million at-risk women, infants and children through 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.
Child First
Child First helps to heal and protect children and families from the devastating effects of trauma and chronic stress by fostering the development of strong, nurturing, caregiver-child relationships, promoting adult capacity, and connecting families with needed services.
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