According to Child Trends, many children living in poverty have gaps in learning, knowledge and socio-emotional development that begin as early as infancy and get progressively wider over time. In Central Indiana, one in three families is financially unstable, meaning the family spends more than 30 percent of their income on housing.
Join us for this interactive presentation “Real Life. Real Choices.” to experience what it might be like to be a part of an Indiana family living in poverty. This deep dive into real life family scenarios will help participants better understand the problems, issues and challenges that real families in Indiana face daily.
During this event, attendees will discuss ways to address the needs of low-income families and how to become involved in the fight to help reduce poverty. You will hear ALICE data (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) for Boone County, and learn about the ALICE Threshold – households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county.