Poverty: the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Poverty is said to exist when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs. -Encyclopedia Britannica
WHY DIFFERENT LENS
Each of us interacts with complex systems every day. Housing. Employment. Healthcare. Transportation. Childcare. We encourage our community to view these systems through a “different lens”, one that considers the barriers, stressors, and realities faced daily by people living in the crisis of poverty.
We also hope that this “different lens” helps everyone envision their role in changing the systems that keep people from economic mobility.