Without the help of AFDC (now TANF), food stamps and childcare I honestly don't know where I would be today.
Federal and state safety net programs help Ruth survive and stay in her home.
On May 22, 2011 the town of Joplin, Missouri hit the national radar (literally!) when it experienced the devastating effects of a massive tornado that killed over 150 people and damaged or destroyed about 8,000 structures. The tornado demolished six of Joplin’s public schools, leaving 54% of Joplin's schoolchildren with no school to attend the following morning.
Today I am 48 years old, and I found out that I was infected with this incurable virus at the age of 43. I have been blessed to have access to services here in Portland, Oregon. CascadeAIDS Project has been helping me ever since I was diagnosed.
The Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks, Ohio's largest charitable response to hunger, is home to The Ohio Benefit Bank,* a program that helps moderate- and low-income Ohioans apply for work supports, income enhancements and assistance programs.
Opportunities, Inc., a community action agency in Oklahoma, faces a difficult environment when carrying out its CSBG mission of empowering low-income people to become self-sufficient. The agency serves 13 very rural counties in a geographic area with rough physical conditions...
Filing taxes is an annual requirement that can be confusing, time consuming, and expensive. For a fee, individuals can consult tax professionals or purchase special tax software to sort through the complicated tax code and ensure compliance...