Inside the Safety Net

Jindra, Michael; Jindra, Ines
November 2014
Hedgehog Review;Fall2014, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p30
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the awareness group Common Concern which helps the poor who are facing financial disasters in the U.S. Topics covered include the existence of nonprofits that serve different kinds of poor populations, the range of issues faced by the volunteers and staff such as one client who was a casualty of the Rust Belt economy and the challenge posed by the complexity of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.


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