PIttsburgh Foundation Report Gives Voice To Single Mothers Facing Poverty

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A Pittsburgh Foundation study of the lived experiences of single mothers in Allegheny County has found that, though the women as a group face the highest levels of poverty, their love for their children and their capacity for hard work push them to heroic lengths – despite systemic barriers and societal stigma – to better their families’ prospects.  

The study began in the fall of 2017 by the Foundation’s Program and Policy staff with the goal of increasing understanding of the enormous challenges facing single mothers living in poverty and the resources they rely on to meet them. Also included in the report are recommendations developed through conversations with nonprofit organizations and the single mothers they serve.

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