The Hour United Way unveils study that identifies region’s working poor

by Robin Sattler 11/21/2014 

Bonnee Pecquex is one of many in Connecticut who represent the changing face of poverty.

The 51-year-old Wilton resident is a divorced mother of three who struggles to work three jobs to support her family and in doing so, earns more than the official U.S. poverty level, but less than what she needs to support the basic cost of living.

“I fall between the cracks,” Pecquex said. “I’m actually not sure there are any programs out there that can even help me…I’ve been told that I’m not poor enough.”

Pecquex, however, is not alone.

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