Tag Archive: poverty

Companies That Hire Felons

via Facebook After serving time for felony charges, many are more likely to be at deep risk for falling into poverty and becoming further marginalized. That’s why this list is so important. The bad… Continue reading

The Only Food Poor Americans Can Afford Is Making Them Unhealthy – The Atlantic

  The Only Food Poor Americans Can Afford Is Making Them Unhealthy – The Atlantic.   Nothing here that is new news to regular readers here , especially those who have lived it… Continue reading

A few thoughts on food stamp challenges…. #SNAP #Poverty

In my drafts, I have a long and still unfinished piece devoted to the pros and cons of people taking food stamp challenges. I’ve touched on key points here before but the subject… Continue reading

The money spent on the F-35 would be enough to buy every homeless person in the country a mansion.

via Truth. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is looking like a very costly mistake for the U.S. military. How costly? According to an analysis by ThinkProgress, the money spent on the F-35 would be… Continue reading

via Close Enough: This is what happened when I drove my Volvo to apply for Centrelink Again

  Inspired by the discussion surrounding the WaPo piece “This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps” , Westgirl shared her experience of living in poverty long… Continue reading

Thoughts on “This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps”

The article  “This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps” was sent to me about a dozen times by mid-morning. I tweeted my thoughts about it and… Continue reading

Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon

via OUR TIME Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on… Continue reading

Social Worker & Mental Health Tumblrs

There’s a wealth of information on tumblr regarding social work & mental health. These are listed together because the issues quite often go hand in hand. Thanks to Creative Social Worker for putting… Continue reading

A woman’s 4.0 GPA is equal to a man’s 2.0

      So, this is fun. High school GPAs may be a good indicator afterall of future income BUT not if that student graduating is the woman variety. A Woman With Perfect… Continue reading

One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break : NPR

Link : One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break : NPR. via @nprnews@SocialWorkersRJ Well,goodness. I always stress than while personal narratives can share common threads, there are many ways… Continue reading