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CT Post Rescue Mission will help family

by Frank Juliano, 11/18/2014  A Milford family faced with choosing between buying food and paying bills will get help from a Bridgeport social service agency. The Bridgeport Rescue Mission will provide the Kallmanns a turkey with all of the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and warm coats for the family of five. Continue reading: PDF

CT Post Life on the edge: one crisis away

11/16/2014  Connecticut is pulling out of the devastating recession that began in 2008, with thousands of jobs added every month and the unemployment rate dropping to a six-year low of 6.4 percent. But a comprehensive study released Sunday by the United Way agencies in the state indicates the recession’s effects persist. A startling 35 percent of the population in one of the wealthiest states in the country is just a crisis away from financial disaster. Poverty, comprising 10 percent of that number, has been well documented previously and many programs are in place to help, though perhaps not enough. Continue reading:

CT Post Working but poor

by John Burgeson, 11/16/2014  To many, $40,000 might seem a tidy income for a family of five. But when you try to live on that amount and the car needs a brake job and there are five people to feed and clothe, that $40,000 can get spoken for pretty quickly. Just ask Trish Kallmann, who lives with her husband and three children on Milford’s West Side in the same four-bedroom ranch where she grew up. Continue reading: PDF