The High Cost of Being Poor: Essay From the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead

Working and raising a family is hard, but it’s even harder — and more expensive — when you’re poor. This essay highlights the many ways that low-income households pay more for basic goods and services. It also spells out Casey’s four-pronged plan for helping America’s poorest workers move beyond living paycheck to paycheck to build a brighter — and more financially secure — future.  

January 1, 2003

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Casey Connects: Winter 2002

Foundation Group Looks to Bolster Families’ Bottom Line

This issue of Casey Connects tells how the Foundation is ramping up efforts to help low-income families succeed. Smaller stories include a note of recognition page, a conference spotlight and a look at how one county in Oregon is making fairer detention decisions in the wake of Casey-led juvenile justice reforms.   

December 22, 2002

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AdvoCasey: Fall 2001

Fostered or Forgotten?

This issue of AdvoCasey outlines the many challenges of serving foster youth in transition. It also highlights ambitious campaigns that are unfolding across the country — in places like San Antonio, Cincinnati and Los Angeles County, California — that aim to forge better options and a better path forward for these young people in need. 

September 22, 2001

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2001

Heavy Duty

This issue of AdvoCasey examines options for providing tax breaks to those who need them most — poor and near-poor working families. Readers will also learn about critical housing needs nationwide and specific state-based efforts to connect residents to health care and better child care options.    AdvoCasey is a seasonal Casey newsletter with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2001

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Meeting the Housing Needs of Families

Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams

This technical assistance guide outlines key ideas, effective approaches and available housing technical assistance resources for the cities and site teams of Casey's 10-year Making Connections initiative. 

July 1, 2000

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