Here are this week’s links:
- The New York Times profiles a nonprofit that provides free clothing to assist low-income women entering the work force
- A Chicago Sun Times column focuses on Mama Brenda, a Chicago spoken word poet who performs outreach to single mothers and others in need
- A new program is encouraging healthy eating by increasing the value of food stamps for low-income mothers who shop at farmers markets, according to the Washington Post
- The Los Angeles Times notes that among the proposed cuts from California’s budget are treatment for breast and cervical cancer for illegal immigrants and women older than 65
- As reported by the Albuquerque Journal, the economic downturn has forced a local program for low-income girls to merge with a parallel program for boys
- A Chicago Tribune article profiling a program that sends kids from a troubled area to summer camp to provide both enrichment and safety quotes a mom who is concerned for her son’s safety in their Chicago neighborhood
- In a report appearing in USA Today, a single mom who lost her job is among those who send their children to a school catering specifically to homeless children
- As covered by the Chicago Tribune, a clinic for low-income women is among those being closed due to financial constraints
- In an op-ed in the Centre Daily Times, the author argues for stronger pre-natal health coverage for low-income women
This news roundup has been crossposted by Lisa Kays at Ask Us How: The Washington Area Women's Foundation blog.
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