At St. Dominic Outreach Center in Detroit, the message of Christmas charity is alive and well 365 days a year even though the center doesn’t display a single decoration.
New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.
While you’re online this Cyber Monday, one local non profit group is asking you not to forget those whose cupboards are bare.
The seeds of vulnerability to asthma, heart disease and other chronic adult health problems are planted early in life, according to a study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health.
PovertyCure, a nonprofit championing the use of the church, private enterprise and entrepreneurship to solve poverty, has launched a new Web site at http://www.povertycure.org.
More Michigan residents are living in poverty as the state works to free itself from the lingering effects of the nation’s recession, according to new census data released Thursday.
Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit is dealing with the growing number of Michigan residents struggling in this economy.
The number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, while Michigan’s poor got younger.
Michigan has experienced a 64 percent jump in child poverty rate over the decade and ranks 47th in the country for secure parental employment.
Battered by the downturn, America’s suburbs are bearing the brunt of poverty that has climbed to near-historic levels, creating strains on dwindling safety-net programs focusing mostly on the inner-city poor.