January is National Poverty in America Awareness month, a time set aside each year to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in the nation.
In September 2018 the United Ways of California reported one of every three families in the inland region lived in poverty. These families engage in an ongoing struggle to make ends meet almost daily.
This month, the County of San Bernardino Human Services Department and its community partners will host several events and activities throughout the month designed to elevate awareness about intergenerational poverty and the kinds of services provided by the county and nonprofit organizations across the community. To learn more about these events as well as programs available in the community to assist those in poverty visit http://www.hs.sbcounty.gov/povertyawareness/pages/default.aspx.