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January 29, 2004

Cuts in state funding for programs for children and the poor have forced Grace Hill Settlement House to close its program in St. Charles County. The action was effective Dec. 31 and means the loss of services to approximately 1,500 persons (or "neighbors") and their families. The office,...

December 1, 2003

Dear Mr. President:

The Food Policy Working Group (FPWG) is a coalition of faith-based and other community organizations deeply concerned about the fact that children still go hungry in our nation. Over 13 million children in America live in households that struggle to put food on the...

September 30, 2003

They are just 56 apartment units across from a church, a drop in the ocean of Chicago public housing in need of renovation.

But housing reform advocates and city officials are hailing the transfer of seven broken-down and boarded-up buildings from the Chicago Housing Authority to St....

September 25, 2003

Last winter, when Jean Diebolt and Melba Gillis realized that there was no affordable health care for the working poor in their area--Shelby, Panola and San Augustine counties--the two women began a project with monumental goals.

"These are three of the poorest counties in Texas--all are...

February 21, 2003

I knew I was meeting my bishop. I had no idea what she'd look like.

The phone rang around 9:30 a.m. 'I'm coming in on Greyhound around 10, but I have to leave at 1:15 at the latest. Where can you meet me?'

'At the clock in Grand Central, around 10:30?'

'See you then.'...

February 20, 2003

Rhode Island bishop Geralyn Wolf spent the first month of this year as 'Aly,' a homeless woman, in shelters and soup kitchens across the northeast United States. She revealed her story in an article published in the Providence Journal in February, and spoke to Jan Nunley of Episcopal News...

November 5, 2002

Episcopalians are being urged to contact their senators and representatives about passing a three-year reauthorization for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

TANF is the primary funding source for states to assist those moving from welfare to self-sufficiency....

November 5, 2002

Episcopalians are being urged to contact their senators and representatives about passing a three-year reauthorization for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

TANF is the primary funding source for states to assist those moving from welfare to self-sufficiency....

February 19, 2002

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations will participate in a consultation on domestic poverty reducing programs, to be held in Washington, D.C. March 13-15.

In 2002, the U.S. Congress must reauthorize three critical domestic poverty reducing programs that serve families...

February 19, 2002

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations will participate in a consultation on domestic poverty reducing programs, to be held in Washington, D.C. March 13-15.

In 2002, the U.S. Congress must reauthorize three critical domestic poverty reducing programs that serve families...

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