The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Childhood

"Misunderstood by many, loved by enough. I stand on my own two feet like a grown woman. Single mother of one and barely making it but never struggling."

-Excerpt from a poem by Whitney

This is me breaking the cycle with my daughter.  I don’t want my daughter to go through nothing I went through.

She said, mom, can you take a picture? I feel happy right now. I want people to know that we’re like everybody else, the same needs, the same wants… we want the same chances, just like everybody else.

Active 2008-Present
 

“There are some benefits. They provide your children with vaccinations, things that they can’t get in third world countries, things that we take for granted… they can take care of me medically but the rest of me is just dangling out there, hanging on a rope...

Active 2008-Present
 

"No matter what level, what class, everybody needs to make a living. Jobs need to be created to just give that chance.  People are capable."

See Ashley featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Active 2008-Present
 

"Everything is not as good as it looks… It might look like we're not struggling on the outside but we really are. And stuff is really hard for us. Everybody's like, 'You're lucky, he takes care of his daughter.' He does that and I’m happy that he does that, but sometimes there are things that he can’t get for her that we need for her."

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