Poverty and homelessness
Many of us are fortunate enough to have our basic necessities met every day. However, this is not the case for our neighbors who fall below the poverty line. Approximately 11.4% of Americans are living below the poverty line marked at $26,695 for a family of four.
Homelessness, a type of poverty, is defined as an individual or family that lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. Statistics show that many factors contribute to poverty and homelessness, including lack of job skills training, domestic violence, addictions, mental health issues, and a radical loss of family and community. Both poverty and homelessness are significant issues in Greater Austin and beyond.
If you’re called to be a Difference Maker with the issues of poverty and homelessness, you can explore the opportunities to get involved here.
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What are the Key Concepts of Poverty and Homelessness?
As you explore the issue of homelessness, let’s look at a few of the ways you can engage:
Christian Resource Center
Christian Resource Center — Cedar Park
Reveal Resource Center
Reveal Resource Center — Cedar Park
Round Rock Area Serving Center
Round Rock Area Serving Center — Round Rock
River City Hope Street
River City Hope Street — Help teach a trade skill or support a trade class by providing a class meal or mentoring a student.
Partners in Hope
Partners in Hope — Host a meal and fellowship with families and/or serve days.
Faith Home Restoration
Faith Home Restoration — Be a mentor.
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