Daily Archives: April 25, 2014

What does poverty really look like?

Poverty has many faces and someone in your family, your neightbourhood, your commmunity could be affected. To learn more please watch this video and read the article published by the St. Catharines Standard on April 25th ,2014.

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“There’s a woman who can’t read or write. Another who has a degree in nursing. And a guy with two college diplomas.

There’s a double transplant recipient. A cancer survivor. A guy born with cerebral palsy.

And a former psychiatric patient and alcoholic.

There’s a husband and wife with a 15-month-old son. A 2 1/2-year-old boy who breathes through a hole in his throat. And a six-year-old boy who collects stuffed animals and plans on living with his mother forever.

There’s a writer. A woman who works the night shift at a gas station. And a single mom who works four days a week in a factory.

People who might otherwise have nothing in common, all sharing one life event.

Poverty.

Together, they are the faces of poverty.”  St.Catharines Standard.