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  • War on Poverty: Child Well-Being 50 Years Later

    War on Poverty: Child Well-Being 50 Years Later

    In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union Address. Fifty years later, how have American children fared? Fair Start: Rich Get Richer While Working Families Struggle • In 2012, child poverty was 5 percent lower than in 1964 but 64 percent higher than the lowest recorded level [read more] Read More »
  • U.S. Treatment of Homeless Persons Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading

    U.S. Treatment of Homeless Persons Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading

    On Thursday, March 13, in Geneva Switzerland, the U.N. Human Rights Committee reviewed U.S. compliance with a major human rights treaty, raising concerns of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment for the practice of criminalizing homeless people for performing necessary life functions such as sleeping and eating in public when they have no private alternatives. The [read more] Read More »
  • Welcome Home: Tent Cities on the Rise

    Welcome Home: Tent Cities on the Rise

    The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recently released report, Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States, documents media reports of homeless encampments in 46 of 50 states. “While individuals may ‘choose’ to live in an encampment, it is our collective choices as a society that force this choice due [read more] Read More »
  • Single Parents in Numbers

    Tired of the continuing dependency of using the myth of the welfare queen by politicians to justify cuts to necessary services?  Tired of seeing single parents portrayed as villains and the scourge of society in the media? Here are some statistics you can use to back up your argument when finding it necessary to defend [read more] Read More »
  • WV TANF Misery Index is 160

    WV TANF Misery Index is 160

    Legal Momentum just released their newest TANF Misery Index based on 2012 numbers, the latest numbers available.  The TANF misery index measures how TANF is performing in alleviating poverty in families with children in the United States. Legal Momentum has been utilizing the TANF Misery Index since the beginning of the TANF (Temporary Assistance to [read more] Read More »
  • Highest Number on Record of Homeless School Children

    Highest Number on Record of Homeless School Children

    According to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, 1,168,354 homeless students were enrolled during the 2011-2012 school year. 14% of those are children with disabilities. This is the highest number on record, and a 10% increase over the 2010-2011 school year. The number of homeless children in public schools in the United [read more] Read More »
  • WV Medicaid to Start Charging Co-Pays in January

    WV Medicaid to Start Charging Co-Pays in January

    Beginning January 1, 2014, Medicaid recipients will be assigned co-pays for some medical services. A co-pay is the amount of money you will be expected to pay when receiving certain services.  The copays currently are broken into 3 tiers based on income with higher income members paying higher co-pays. Co-pays are for services such as [read more] Read More »
  • Amnesty and Witness Release Advocacy Toolkit on Forced Evictions

    Amnesty and Witness Release Advocacy Toolkit on Forced Evictions

    Witness, a story telling project based in Brooklyn NY and Amnesty International have produced an organizing tool Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit, a multimedia resource for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions. From outlining the obligations of governments to sharing videos that help foster debate and inspire mobilization, the Toolkit provides critical resources to support the [read more] Read More »

Upcoming Events of Interest

  • April 22, 2014
    FAIR HOUSING: IT'S NOT AN OPTION, IT'S THE LAW
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: April 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Ohio County Public Library, 16th Street, Wheeling, WV, United States
    Description: This activity is open to building inspectors, code officials, housing professionals, social service agencies, and interested members of the general public.
    There is no cost to attend this activity.
    Refreshments will be served.

    To register for this workshop, please call the NWVCIL at (304) 296-6091.
  • April 23, 2014
    Fast Track Medicaid for SNAP Participants
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: April 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Webinar
    Description: Register online to attend.
    https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/316903663
  • May 1, 2014
    May Day/ International Worker's Day
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 2, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • May 2, 2014
    Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Jackson, MS
    Description: The objective of this conference is to promote and support the development of Cooperative Enterprises and Development in the City of Jackson, MS.

    http://jacksonrising.wordpress.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/events/576703775745210/
  • May 3, 2014
    Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Jackson, MS
    Description: The objective of this conference is to promote and support the development of Cooperative Enterprises and Development in the City of Jackson, MS.

    http://jacksonrising.wordpress.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/events/576703775745210/
  • May 4, 2014
    Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Jackson, MS
    Description: The objective of this conference is to promote and support the development of Cooperative Enterprises and Development in the City of Jackson, MS.

    http://jacksonrising.wordpress.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/events/576703775745210/
  • May 4, 2014
    Lemonade Day
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 5, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Statewide
    Description: Free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.
    Find out more visit http://westvirginia.lemonadeday.org/
  • May 5, 2014
    Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Jackson, MS
    Description: The objective of this conference is to promote and support the development of Cooperative Enterprises and Development in the City of Jackson, MS.

    http://jacksonrising.wordpress.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/events/576703775745210/
  • May 8, 2014
    Family Resource Network - FRN
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center
  • May 11, 2014
    Mother's Day
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: United States
  • May 15, 2014
    Learn about The Foundation Center and Grantspace
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Kanawha County Public Library, Capitol Street, Charleston, WV, United States
    Description: Learn about the Foundation Center and its newest innovations that will help you research funds for your nonprofit. There are new resources that are now freely available
    Seating is limited so reservations are necessary.
    Call or email Olivia Bravo at 304-343-4646 or olivia.bravo@kanawhalibrary.org. One can also sign up online using the calendar at the library website, http://www.kanawhalibrary.org .
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