Nearly half of St. Joseph county households struggling

Author: Madeline Buckley, South Bend Tribune

Posted originaly in the South Bend Tribune on Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 am | Updated: 6:46 am, Mon Nov 10, 2014.

A single mother supporting two children may work two part-time jobs. She does not have a car, so she is limited in where she can work. Her income falls above the federal poverty line. It puts a roof over the heads of her and her children, and usually gets food on the table. But she cannot grow a savings account. An unexpected expense could throw the family into chaos. She has to skimp on child care and health care.

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