Diverse organizations and individuals working together for strengthened programs, connection and improved awareness of services that meet essential human needs.
We are committed to creating sustainable community solutions to poverty by collaboratively fostering human potential through trusting relationships, empowerment and education. - Christina Fulsom, Network Weaver
In order to do this, we will have professional, highly-trained, well-supported volunteers offering Bridges Workshops throughout East Texas. Through these workshops, we will have critical mass of community members who understand and utilize Bridges Out of Poverty constructs in their personal and professional decision making.
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The Latest Research
Smith County 2015 Homelessness Report
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.
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.
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care
Child Care Aware of America’s 2014 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, summarizes the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families’ child care options. This year’s report continues to expose child care as one of the most significant expenses in a family budget, often exceeding the cost of housing, college tuition, transportation or food.
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.