Less than Enough: Poverty in Greater Newburyport

Wednesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m.
Central Congregational Church
14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport

Continuing its Invisible Neighbors Series, Pennies for Poverty will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd, to build a better understanding of poverty in greater Newburyport. Starting at 7:00 pm, the meeting at Central Congregational Church (14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport) will explore the human stories behind local poverty and
provide insight into the challenges faced by the 3,000 neighbors who seek help from Pettengill House each year. Pettengill House is the only multi-purpose, professional, wrap-around social service agency in the area providing comprehensive case management, advocacy and support services. Pettengill serves children, families, elders and single adults.

This roundtable discussion features Pettengill social workers, Laurie Wile and Lisa Prendergast, and Pettengill Assistant Director Tiffany Nigro.

How do hard-working people, many of whom are long-time area residents, end up with inadequate housing, food, social supports, and prospects? Where do people get help? What can our community do to assist neighbors to recover from hard times? Learn how small acts can have a huge impact and come away with some ideas about how your actions can help.

The Invisible Neighbors series host is Pennies for Poverty whose mission is to ease the impact of poverty on the people of greater Newburyport by endorsing models of assistance that promote dignity; supporting allied organizations both financially and collaboratively; increasing community awareness of poverty through citizen education; and inspiring and encouraging volunteerism. Learn more at www.penniesforpoverty.org.

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