What Resources Do Families Have for Financial Emergencies?
For the typical family, earnings have grown little over the past decade and income has frequently been volatile, with more than half of U.S. households reporting that income or expenses vary from month to month. Income alone, however, no matter how consistent, does not guarantee that households can accumulate a sufficient financial cushion to protect themselves from the unexpected. One in 3 American families reports having no savings, including 1 in 10 of those with incomes of more than $100,000 a year. Lack of savings tops the list of financial worries of many households and affects families at all income levels. The findings in this issue brief reveal that a significant portion of the population is…
Newly diagnosed with cancer? Find Help, Tips and Resources
Tips and resources for those newly diagnosed with cancer, including questions to ask your doctor, learn about cancer treatment options and more
What homeless people really need is a home, not a clean shirt or bowl of soup
The intentions of those who provide charity to people on the streets are unambiguously positive. And yet, without them knowing, their actions can actually do more harm than good.
How to Help Children Cope with a Crisis
Save the Children has provided ten tips to help children cope with tragedies like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and the Boston Marathon bombing. Learn more
How should Social Security define disability?
The program's failure to account for disability levels is a disservice to those whom it serves.
How Farm-to-School Summer Programs Feed Low-Income Families
Kids’ needs for nutritious meals don’t take a summer vacation. But for parents in need, help is available.
Former homeless man talks about why some homeless people refuse to sleep in shelters
We begin this year's coverage of Denver's homelessness crisis by exploring the single most-asked question we got last year: why do so many of the city's homeless refuse to sleep in shelters?
How America's Poor Sell Their Blood Plasma to Get By
"Donating" twice a week isn't an act of charity—it's a job.
Five Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping
When people step foot into my funky home, one of the first things they ask is, "Where do you find all of this stuff?" After I tell them that most of what we own has been found at thrift stores, they then beg me to take them with me next time I go
Bridges & Barriers: How can Churches of Christ interact with other Christian groups?
We can’t avoid tough faith questions. Our responses often shape the way a lost and dying world sees Jesus — reflected through us. That’s how The Christian Chronicle introduced its ongoing, three-part series “Bridges & Barriers.” Part 1 focused on “Homosexuality and the church,” noting: As homosexuality gains increasing acceptance in America, Christians can’t escape …