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  1. Coalition for Poverty Reduction Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

  2. Survey Data 965 Anonymous Surveys Surveys were completed by consumers at 24 different Human Service Agencies in Wexford and Missaukee Counties.

  3. County of Residence 26 % 69%

  4. Gender

  5. Families with or without Children 51%

  6. Age of Respondents

  7. Federal Poverty Guidelines For family units of more than 8 members, add $3,740 for each additional member Produced by: CMSO/DEHPG/DEEO

  8. Self-Sufficiency in Michigan Taken from the Michigan League for Human Service May 2007

  9. Categories for Analysis Employment and Income Physical & Mental Health Education & Training Housing Children &Families Transportation & Mobility Attitudes

  10. Specific Services Used

  11. What kind of community services have been very helpful to you?

  12. What kind of additional help do you need that no program is now providing?

  13. Employment

  14. 39 % “Have Trouble Keeping a Job”

  15. Estimated Household Income 2.6 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.3 4.2 3.8 Average Household Size

  16. Income and …

  17. Physical & Mental Health Percent

  18. Education & Training Percent

  19. Impact of Education Percent

  20. Housing

  21. House Ownership

  22. Marital Status

  23. Of the 51% of households with Children < age 18…

  24. Transportation & Mobility

  25. Car Ownership

  26. When you think about the life you live, how satisfied are you?

  27. When you think about the life you live, how satisfied are you? Aggregate Average

  28. When thinking about your future, what is your best hope for improving your life?

  29. Key Findings • Females • Majority of the poor? • Majority using services? • Jobs • Self-sufficient wage • Availability • Skill match • Disability • Transportation • Most needed services • Dental • Vision • Medical • Barriers to Improvement • Health • Mental • Physical • Money Management • Transportation • 50% “Very/Mostly Satisfied” with Life • Don’t want to change • Don’t know how to change • Public perception • Poverty is a material problem • “Relief” is the solution

  30. Be Part of the Solution • Become a “Navigator” • “Getting out of poverty” requires • New information • New skills • New relationships • Navigator = Information resource • Attend upcoming Poverty Simulation • Support local relief efforts • Join Wexford Missaukee Coalition for Poverty Reduction Contact Ken Nydam 231-876-3280