The 211 telephone service system provides a way for individuals facing problems to discover programs that may be able to help them. Many people experiencing homelessness dial 211 for information on available support programs, shelters, and related services. However, this system is extremely overloaded and unable to meet the growing demand.
For low-income students, school can be the only place where they eat a healthy lunch and consistent meals. To end extreme poverty, we must promote good nutrition and end hunger.
Older Americans represent 25% of the total workforce in the U.S. There is a need for workforce planning strategies to ensure continued delivery of critical services, and to keep millions of elderly Americans out of poverty.
Despite being one of the most developed countries in the world, the United States has one of the highest rates of childhood poverty globally. Children born or raised in poverty face a number of disadvantages, most evidently in education. The effects of poverty on education present unique challenges in breaking the cycle of generational poverty and reduce their chances of leading rewarding lives.
574 Native Nations served by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) possess an abundance of cultural and intellectual assets supported by immense land bases replete with natural resources, yet many Tribes experience high rates of unemployment and poverty. Mniwozan Mission Investing Guarantee Pool - MMIGP, will generate locally-controlled private capital to build resilient local food economies.
At more than $10,000 a year per person, and nearly 18 percent of all goods and services, health care in America has the highest health care rates in the world, consuming roughly twice as much as other well-off countries.
Millions of Americans are in debt and looking for a way out. Total U.S. consumer debt is at $13.86 trillion. That includes mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and student loans. In order to move past this, Americans need to focus on managing their finances and prepare for the future.
Even as the economy continues to grow and the housing market rebounds from the Great Recession, Americans face widening inequality, and, for many, an inability to comfortably pay for housing as wage growth stagnates and housing costs continue to climb.
The City of Seattle Human Services department manages lots of data about homelessness and other social initiatives, but it is often difficult to make sense of all the data captured. Without an adequate way of analyzing and visualizing the data, it isn't easy to conclude it.
In 2017, an estimated 39.7 million Americans lived in poverty according to the official measure. In other words, 12.3 percent of the US population cannot find work sufficient to make a livable wage.