Missouri Women's Council childcare, insufficient food, or substandard housing. . state, depicts 70 differentfamily types per SelfSufficiency Standard, missouri policymakers, advocates http://www.womenscouncil.org/sss.shtml
Extractions: The Missouri Women's Council released a new report on November 13, 2002, that identifies the level of income necessary for varying compositions of Missouri families throughout the state to adequately meet their basic needs. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Missouri was issued by the Friends of the Missouri Women's Council and Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW). The report, written by Dr. Diana Pearce of the University of Washington's Center for Women's Welfare, details the costs for families to make ends meet, without any public or private supports, in each county of Missouri. It was prepared for the Missouri Women's Council with a grant from the Ford Foundation. "Today, Missouri joins policymakers, advocates and service providers in 28 other states and Washington, D.C. in using the Self-Sufficiency Standard to take a crucial step toward ensuring that low-income families are getting on the path to self-sufficiency," said Cheryl Grazier, Executive Director of the Missouri Women's Council. "We plan to use this report to inform government, businesses and the general public about the true costs working families face across the state and to help design public policy that makes sense for all of Missouri's families." The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Missouri charts the actual costs of living and working in the state. It measures how much income a family needs to pay for housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation and taxes-if they do not receive any help from relatives, friends or the government-based on the ages, as well as number, of children in each household, and the family's geographic location. The report also measures the impact of subsidies from employers and government agencies on families' incomes.
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Extractions: To apply for an AmeriCorps position, use our web-based recruitment system . Please note that the program descriptions below are for programs active in May of 2003. Descriptions in the recruitment section represent future positions, and may be different from those listed below. Programs are organized alphabetically by city. Projects please contact both email@example.com and your Corporation State Office with updates. AmeriCorps*VISTA members are identifying and assessing community volunteer resources, financial resource development, public outreach, public awareness, developing a volunteer tracking system, and assisting in the organization of volunteer training. The goals of the project are: determine the number of long-term care facilities, including residential care facilities, not currently visited by a volunteer; increase the ombudsman volunteer pool as necessary; and, develop an ongoing recruitment program and management system to continue after AmeriCorps*VISTA resources are withdrawn. KidSmart - Tools for Learning
Semissourian.com: Article The East missouri Action Agency office in Cape Girardeau isn t taking any more namesfor its HUD housing Finding housing for larger families is becoming http://semissourian.com/story.html$rec=137461
Extractions: By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian Whether it's finding a house to buy within an affordable price range or locating a landlord who accepts rent subsidies through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cape Girardeau residents whose incomes are low or moderate are encountering housing problems. A 2001 study commissioned by the United Way found that 91 percent of the city's housing units including both single-family homes, rental homes and apartments were occupied. The study also found that at $400, the average monthly rent is higher than most low- to moderate-income families can afford. The problem is only complicated if you're eligible for housing vouchers and have a large family. The East Missouri Action Agency office in Cape Girardeau isn't taking any more names for its HUD housing voucher program; there's already a two-year waiting list. Finding housing for larger families is becoming a greater problem for the agency, said Catherine Poindexter, a housing inspector. The struggle isn't a secret. Affordable housing has been a problem in the city for years. The issue has the attention of the United Way of Southeast Missouri and Community Caring Council, who joined forces to create a permanent housing assistance coordinator position designed to help residents find affordable housing.
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Extractions: Cases We Handle and Services We Provide T he greatest number of cases handled by LAWMo staff relate to public benefits or entitlements. These benefits are often the only source of household income and their loss or reduction can have a devastating impact on the life of a client. LAWMo provides representation in administrative hearings, and in court, if necessary, when benefits have been denied, terminated or reduced. These cases include Medicaid, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) (now TANF), SSI, Social Security, Aid to the Blind, and veteran's benefits. Through this work, LAWMo helps clients obtain the payments and services they are entitled to under law. For many families, these benefits mean the difference between maintaining a minimal level of food and shelter or suffering homelessness and despair. Through its family law practice, LAWMo makes it a priority to provide assistance to those trying to escape an abusive relationship. Typically, these are cases with a long history of physical and/or sexual abuse and involving difficult issues of child custody and visitation. Without LAWMo's assistance, many clients and their children would face continued abuse and hopelessness.
Extractions: The situation in the inner cities of America is not hopeless. The creation of decent and affordable housing is an essential platform for residents of low-income communities who are trying to improve their lives. It is a first step toward transforming the deteriorated and violent conditions scarring our cities. Decent, affordable housing gives families dignity, self-respect, and the ability to improve their circumstances. Housing is not the solution to poverty in and of itself, but without a safe and healthy place to live, a family cannot begin to deal with its complex, interlocking problems. Why nonprofits? Over the past decade the nonprofit housing industry has significantly expanded both in production capacity and in sophistication. Nonprofit housing groups can now be found in all 50 states, in urban and rural areas from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. There are between 3,000 and 5,000 nonprofit organizations that have collectively developed hundreds of thousands of homes for low-income Americans. Community-based nonprofits are sensitive to the unique needs of their local neighborhoods. Their sustained commitment to the community makes them especially suited to undertake community development activities. Nonprofits work in areas largely neglected or abandoned by the for-profit sector for various reasons, such as the need to link social services to housing, the small scale of the housing development, or declining real estate values. Nonprofits have a different set of incentives and thus can do the work that no one else wants to take on.