Poverty Awareness Month 2023

Poverty Awareness Month 2023

As we begin a new year, we are keenly aware of the challenging and complex dynamics faced by those we serve. Last year, the U.S. experienced an average inflation rate of 9.1%, including a 14.1% increase in the cost of housing and a 47.6% increase in the cost of...
Exploring Resource Stability, Part 3: Transportation

Exploring Resource Stability, Part 3: Transportation

This month, we explore the vital need of transportation. One’s access to transportation has implications for several areas of their life – from employment to healthcare. Keep reading to learn what research is telling us about the influence and impact of...
Research Spotlight: Exploring Resource Stability, Part 2

Research Spotlight: Exploring Resource Stability, Part 2

Last time, we began an in-depth dive into resource stability, starting with the issue of housing and the role that safe and affordable housing plays in the life of someone experiencing poverty.  This month, we’ll continue our resource stability discussion by exploring...
Research Spotlight: Exploring Resource Stability, Part 1

Research Spotlight: Exploring Resource Stability, Part 1

What does it mean to have resource stability? CCFW’s Research and Evaluation team defines it as having one’s basic needs met. This includes housing, food, transportation, childcare – to name a few. Simple, right? Well, the reality is more layered than we might think....
Research Spotlight: 2021 End of Year Summary

Research Spotlight: 2021 End of Year Summary

Overview 2021 was another meaningful and humbling year of service for our agency. We continued to serve families impacted by COVID-19. We responded to additional unexpected crises, including Winter Storm Uri and the collapse of Afghanistan. And we embraced a large...