Poverty. The term conjures up certain images in our minds. A home in disrepair; a child in tattered clothing, a person begging for money on the side of the street. We think of third world poverty, rural poverty or urban poverty. Most people, however, don't expect to find poverty in suburbia. Loss of a job, divorce, mounting medical bills, underemployment – things that happen in life, and when they do, can devastate a once comfortable home and family. Meet Suburban Poverty.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of poverty is: the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” The US Government defines poverty as a calculation of income and the "poverty threshold." SECORCares defines suburban poverty as the aftermath of when "life happens."
People choose to live in the suburbs for many reasons - housing opportunities, jobs, schools, safety. But too many people in the suburbs are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and are one event away from spiraling into suburban poverty. That's why we're here. SECORCares brings hope and dignity and a helping hand when “life happens.” We are committed to breaking the chains of suburban poverty and restoring those in need to self-sufficiency.
While we wish suburban poverty didn't exist, we're glad we're here to help our neighbors in need and hope you will join us in helping!
"Caring for people faced with Suburban Poverty, restoring hope and dignity, and guiding them toward a self-sufficient life!"
We are committed to breaking the chains of suburban poverty by building a community of dedicated, caring people working together to end suburban poverty while restoring hope and livelihood to those experiencing it.