The interconnection of issues impacting children is embedded in ICM’s work. Such as the case with children living in poverty, where poverty can be viewed as both a cause and symptom of circumstances. For example, being poor greatly impacts a child’s access to food, housing, medical care, and education. Correspondingly, without a strong foundation and stability afforded by the staples of living and thriving, children are more likely to have difficulty escaping the cycle of poverty.
As advocates, we must be invested in approaching poverty not in isolation, but as part of a systemic manifestation of social issues. Together we can tackle these social issues by staying engaged, learning, sharing, and reaching out to decision and policy makers about issues such as poverty impacting the wellbeing of children in Georgia. Below you will find links to resources and fact sheets concerning child poverty.
CHILD POVERTY STATISTICAL RESOURCES
CHILD POVERTY ARTICLES
CHILD POVERTY VIDEO
“Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.”— WESS STAFFORD, PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL