DALLAS HAS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING POVERTY RATES IN THE COUNTRY.
Dallas has one of the highest and fastest growing poverty rates in the country. To be proactive, experts have identified a 3-pronged approach they believe gives people the best chance of becoming financially stable. The even better news is that the Church can play a huge role in the solution.
Check out our Reading Material.
Read the Spot Light Story about Faith & Finances by Emily Lan.
Consider attending a Poverty Simulation to better understand the obstacles, decisions, and consequences facing low-income families every day.
Learn a Financial Coaching Strategy to help others.
NEW: Check out Helping Without Hurting, a resource for short-term missions. Churches get a 10-20% discount!
Access Prayer Guides on Poverty and other needs.
Look for volunteer opportunities on Voly.org and Vomo.org to build capacity of organizations that are:
Making higher education and living wage jobs accessible to the hard-to-employ.
Providing financial education appropriate to low-income people.
Providing wrap-around services to keep people stable as they work to get out of poverty.
Connecting people with "allies" or "coaches" who can walk alongside them as they come out of poverty.
Predatory Lending Awareness & Alternatives: Payday/auto title lenders charge 500%+ in fees putting families in peril, and draining churches and nonprofits. The Church has been a huge part of passing ordinances that protect our communities. Visit www.stopthedebttrap.org to learn more.