What does it mean to live in poverty?
It means looking down at your feet, or swallowing your pride when you are asked why you just don’t move to a better apartment, or get your kid’s teeth fixed, or a hundred other things that cost money you just don’t have.
It’s feeling hopeless; because people who have better lives are convinced you did something to deserve your poverty.
It also means getting assistance with clothing, food, shelter and other basic needs. Last year, Catholic Charities impacted 27,435 people through its emergency assistance efforts across the Diocese of Youngstown.
To learn more about Catholic Charities programs and services, CLICK HERE.
Here are some ways that you can help Catholic Charities provide help and create hope for those in need:
To read more about poverty, specifically people who are working and why they are still so close to poverty’s edge, CLICK HERE.
Thank you for all you do in the Diocese of Youngstown to help provide help, create hope and end poverty. God bless you.