Truth 1: No one gets rich
Alamance County. Aid recipient.
Difficulty Getting Aid
Oh yeah. I’ve had personal experience from my mother. Yeah, I mean she worked all her life too, and one time she lost her job and had to have her gall bladder surgery, so you know she wasn’t working. She was a single parent, two kids, so she went and applied just to pay the hospital bill. Continue reading
“Making the Safety Net More Visible in Philadelphia,” by Jon Hurdel. New York Times, Aug. 30, 2013. Photo by Mark Makela/New York Times. Cola Dockery, 34, was released from prison in February after serving six months for burglary and armed robbery, … Continue reading
“Making the Safety Net More Visible in Philadelphia,” by Jon Hurdel. New York Times, Aug. 30, 2013. Photo by Mark Makela/New York Times. Like many poor people in this city, Gladys James did not know she was entitled to free home … Continue reading
“NC Officials Work to End Food Aid Delays Caused by New Benefits System,” by Annalise Frank and Laura Finaldi. News and Observer, August 9, 2013. Photo by Al Drago/News and Observer. The 29-year-old mother of three has been on food … Continue reading
Alamance County, NC. Parents received aid.
Education & The American Dream
My parents were immigrants. We came here from Ghana when I was two and basically we were like… My dad had an education, but an education abroad isn’t really valid here. So he had to start over… Continue reading
Alamance County, NC. Aid recipient, caring for grandchildren. Living in public housing.
Caring for Grandchildren
Well, I’ve lived here around Burlington all my life. Burlington-Mayberry area and we just, I got custody of my granddaughters and then my wife decided to leave me after that because she didn’t want that responsibility. So, I couldn’t really afford nothing… Continue reading