• charity,  poverty,  social justice

    Blog Action Day – Poverty

    I got wind that October 15 was Blog Action Day ~ Poverty. So, I thought I’d make a few comments about poverty and what we can and can’t do about it. I’ll relay the stories of two single mothers I’ve known and assisted in their battle against poverty – each with a different outcome. Each woman received identical assistance: The basics of food stamps, Section 8 housing and subsidized childcare Free job training co-sponsored by a community agency and DHS Mentoring with a business woman Resume and interview coaching Gas allowances and transportation assistance through a local church Utility assistance Free work-appropriate clothing through a local charity Medical and mental…