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What We Know

Poverty is defined as being unable to fully provide the things you need to survive in life such as clean water, food, shelter and clothing. Current statistics show 10.5% of the United States population lives at or below the poverty line [1]. The current COVID-19 pandemic has already threatened that number to increase dramatically [2].

How It Affects Our World

Due to the potential malnutrition, negative environmental factors, higher stress, and lack of resources, adults many times are threatened by poor physical and mental health. Additionally, children who grow up in poverty can show higher levels of social problems, attention issues, anxiety and depression throughout life [3].

What We Can Do About It

At Finding The Light Project we will always highly recommend professional medical and mental health providers as the foundation of treatment. Beyond that, we are here to provide you with knowledge, theological reasoning and encouragement. We invite you to subscribe and explore how you can find light in the darkness. It’s time to find hope and happiness once again!

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[1] Semega, J., Kollar, M., Shrider, E. A., & Creamer, J. (September, 2020). Income and poverty in the United States: 2019. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from

[2] Sykes, S. (October, 2020). 8 Million Americans slipped into poverty amid coronavirus pandemic, new study says. NBC News. Retrieved from

[3] Marston, D. C. Neurobehavioral & psychological effects of poverty. Retrieved from

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