Poverty in our Community


How much do you know about poverty in our community? Take our quiz!

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What do you think the 2016 income level is for a family of 4 living in poverty?
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What percentage of people in Sedgwick County under the age of 18 are currently living in poverty?
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In 2015, approximately how many people were counted as homeless in Sedgwick County on any given night?
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According to the 2010 census, Sedgwick County had a smaller percentage of residents living below the poverty line than the state of Kansas as a whole.
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Lack of education is one of the main reasons for poverty in the United States, as high school dropouts earn the least amount of money.
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What is Kansas' current unemployment standing rank?
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Almost 30% of men living on incomes below the poverty level have a disability.
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1 in 4 people in the U.S are affected by mental illness.
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People living with mental illness do not have the skills to work.
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ESS assists more than 300 people with paying bills and budgeting their monthly Social Security Disability Income. Approximately how much money is managed by the organization each year?
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1 in 9 people in our community is living in poverty in situations that have them running in place. For this reason, Episcopal Social Services has been working for the past 31 years to bring hope, and most importantly -- the tools, for positive life changes and stability to our neighbors in need. Your support will help to keep our community moving forward.

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