Our children are one of the greatest blessings we have. With that great blessing comes great responsibility.
ALICE in focusReport highlights children in financial hardship
When the statewide ALICE report was released in 2021, a renewed focus was placed on a large population in Michigan that, while above the federal poverty line, still struggles to afford the essentials in life.
From housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, a smartphone plan, and taxes — the basics needed to live and work in the modern economy — those identified in the ALICE report as Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed include 25% of households in the state, joined by an additional 13% in poverty.
PASTOR MILAM: Our children need our very best
What do you see when you look into the eyes of a child?
You will see everything from wide-eyed wonder and happiness to deep thought and stress.