Poverty Awareness Month

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January is Poverty Awareness Month


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.


These urgent needs for shelter, heat, food and clothing continue to rise.


Catholic Charities provides assistance to individuals and families along with advocacy efforts to help end poverty, one life at a time.


What can you do to help end poverty?

  • Learn more about issues that impact the human family
  • Share something that you have learned with a friend or relative
  • Find out how your parish engages in social ministry
  • Support the Bishop’s Appeal which helps Catholic Charities carry out the Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Pray that we respond compassionately to those we encounter who need our assistance


Or call Catholic Charities at 330-744-8451 for additional resources and information.

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