We are working to provide superior support and resources to veterans and non-veterans by creating a consortium of private entities and collaborating with local and state governmental agencies. Through our consorted efforts we will expand employment opportunities and build confidence within the community, stabilize families, facilitate housing, address financial and sociological needs and provide guidance for self improvement through our cutting-edge programs and algorithms.
Millions of veterans are living in poverty; over 900,000 veterans live in households which receive food stamps (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2016).
About 1 in 5 homeless are Veterans
Veterans face a host of challenges when they transition from active duty to civilian lifestyle. It is our duty to those who have served to assist in their transition and to provide support as they re-acclimate to society.
KERA News reports “From 2000 to 2012, the number of poor people in Dallas rose by 41 percent. That far outweighs the city's overall 5 percent population growth during the same period.”
Percentage of kids living in high poverty neighborhoods:
Dallas/Ft Worth has the highest child poverty rate among 10 largest U.S. cities.
The mixture of Child Poverty and Veteran issues is a problem that deserves a plan to reduce and remove where possible.
More than 16 million children in the US live in poverty
That's 1 in 3 children
Understanding the Effects:
Poverty can impede children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Poverty also can contribute to poor and mental health. Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they are young and/or experience deep and persistent poverty. Child poverty is unnecessary and the greatest threat to our future, national, economic and military security.
As early as 24 months, children in low-income families have been found to show lags in cognitive and behavioral development compared to their peers in higher income families.
The achievement gap starts early in their life and can be difficult to reverse.