The Census Bureau recently released some staggering statistics about the poverty rate among women. Currently it’s at the highest point it has been at in two decades. Over 14% of women are living in poverty and 60% percent of all women are either one illness, accident, or unintended pregnancy away from being there. Read more about this here: http://goo.gl/dKrFND
We know that the threat or fear of poverty is one reason a women will stay with her abuser. As these statistics show, there is a terrible truth to that threat. This is why support services and shelter for survivors and their children are so critical to their safety.
This was posted by our friends at the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service in Salem. Another devastating impact of poverty, the isolation it can cause, and sense of powerlessness people can internalize as a result.
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40 percent of children living in poverty aren’t prepared for primary schooling.
Did you know that 45% of Americans struggle to pay for their basic needs, such as housing, transportation, and childcare? Learn more…
While you may not be able to solve hunger entirely, and by yourself, look at what one person can do. What will you do this weekend? Check out this article to be inspired.
Have you ever had so much on your plate that it’s hard to concentrate and pay attention to everything that needs to get done? That’s how poverty feels.
What if you went through your daily life feeling like you missed a full night’s sleep? Every single day. A recent study shows that this is what poverty feels like. Why? Read the article to find out!
So, what is poverty, exactly?
Join us on Sept. 18th as we attend the special screening of the documentary, “A Place At the Table.” Tickets are $7, and doors open at 6PM at the McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland! All proceeds benefit Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, and you get to hang out with us while we watch an incredible documentary about hunger and what we can do to solve it! Will you be joining us? Let us know! Find out more. (via Join Us! Special screening of “A Place At the Table” - CoActive Connections)
Poverty strains cognitive abilities, opening door for bad decision-making, new study finds - The Washington Post
Poverty is more than just the lack of financial resources.
What kinds of jobs offer a livable wage in major cities across the U.S.? You might be surprised… (via The Many, Many Jobs That Won’t Earn You Enough to Live in Your City - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities)
The power of hope, and an incredible story. No one should be invisible, and everyone has a story to tell.
Did you know that poverty is the most negative prejudice reported? A study demonstrates how people’s brains register people experiencing poverty and homelessness as objects, rather than people. What are your ideas on how to change this negative perception? (via Are you a person, or an object? - CoActive Connections)