Poverty is Real

The federal poverty line is:

  • Federal Poverty Line

Household of 2

$15,930

per year

Household of 3

$20,090

per year

& Poverty is Local

Over 1/3 of MO single moms
live below the poverty line

 
40%
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The cycle of poverty continues to keep young women stuck, generation after generation…

After a long history of ineffective assistance programs and poor support, the cycle of poverty continues to limit many young moms who are fighting just to meet their basic needs. For many, the tools needed to become self-sufficient remain out of reach.

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42% of children born into poverty remain poor a generation later

…But the cycle can be broken

When young women become mothers, their baby often becomes a catalyst for change – motivating them to build a better life for their children, but they aren’t sure where to start. When they turn to Almost Home, we provide the stepping stones to help them break free of the cycle of poverty and ensure their children never fall into it.

Almost Home intervention helps break the cycle

We Can Help

young moms break free from the cycle of poverty

Almost Home provides the roadmap and support to help young moms make a complete transformation. Our 3-part program is designed to lead families toward a future of independence and self-sufficiency for the long-term. Almost Home provides the resources, but our young moms provide the grit and determination to make it happen.

42

of children born into poverty remain poor a generation later

Almost Home works to help young moms break this cycle.

Poverty

Poor Education,
Teen Pregnancy,
Homelessness

Gov't. Assistance
(TANF, Day Care,
Food Stamps)

Job Training
(Low Income,
Minimum Wage)

Gov't. Assistance
Decreases
Or Ends

Stop Working,
Or Not Earning
A Living Wage

This Mom has transformed the future for herself and her child.

Poverty

Poor Education,
Teen Pregnancy,
Homelessness

Gov't. Assistance
(TANF, Day Care,
Food Stamps)

Job Training
(Low Income,
Minimum Wage)

Gov't. Assistance
Decreases
Or Ends

Stop Working,
Or Not Earning
A Living Wage

Almost Home Intervention

Living Wage Career
With Advancement
Opportunities

Gov't. Assistance
Ends; Economic
Independence

A Promising
Future for
Generations

Almost Home is breaking the cycle of poverty – two generations at a time.