VOLUNTEER FOR POVERTY SIMULATIONS
If you've participated in a poverty simulation in the past, you know how powerful an experience it can be! You've role-played in Poverty Simulations, both as a family member and as a service provider.
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The Latest Research
Smith County Homelessness Reports
233 homeless persons were found on the night of January 22, 2015. Of those identified that night, 190 (82%) were adults and 43 (18%) were children. Below you will find the Press Conference presentation and the full report.
Texas Women's Foundation examines the building blocks of economic security in our state - those that impact a family budget - and then drills down to highlight the differences and commonalities across nine Texas metro areas: Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen, San Antonio and Tyler.
Economic Issues for Women in Texas
This report identifies the issues, as well as the key building blocks and proactive approaches, that are especially important for Texas families headed by women. In Texas, 30 percent of all households are female-headed, yet they represent 53 percent of households living in poverty.
Economic Issues for Women in Texas:
Tyler Metro Area
By identifying the issues that affect women's economic security, we can discover opportunities and target resources to drive positive change for the more than 111,000 women and girls in the Tyler metro area.
Creating Opportunity for Families
Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty — and recommends ways to help equip parents and children with what they need to thrive.
Hunger in America
Hunger in America 2014 is the sixth and most comprehensive study undertaken. The 2014 study reveals that each year, the Feeding America network of food banks provides service to 46.5 million people in need across the United States, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Through a network of 58,000 pantries, meal service programs, and other charitable food programs, the Feeding America network reaches people in need in every community across the U.S.