“…God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in that person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life.” Pope Francis
New Census Data on Poverty in DC
Nearly one in five DC residents lives in poverty (less than $23,050 annually for a family of four). 19.1% of DC residents lived below the poverty line in 2011 and 2012. The child poverty rate was much higher than the overall rate: 26.5% of children (28,590) were officially poor. Well over half of them (15.8%) lived in extreme poverty. In contrast, the median income in DC in 2012 was $66,583. MORE.
Challenges Remain: Shelters overflow with children and families, too many individuals live and die on the street with no hope for another way of life. Shelter Census – November 12 , 2013: on this day 2,328 persons resided in government shelter or transitional housing in the District, including 265 families with 560 children. Hypothermia season begins.
EVENTS: Good Faith Quarterly Meeting -
November 19, 2013, 7 PM, National City Christian Church: Access to Shelter – Challenges on All Fronts. Patty Mullahy Fugere and Marta Beresin, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. MORE
October Newsletter – for more information.