Poverty is not being able to make ends meet - and that means more than a lack of food, shelter, and clothing. For the 120,000 people living in poverty in the Alberta Capital Region, poverty means so much more than not having enough money. It means devoting more time to just surviving; it can mean forgetting what hope is, living in fear of what might happen today or the next.

Together, we are changing lives.

Danisha's family was thrown into poverty when her father died unexpectedly. With great foresight, her mother enrolled her in Big Brother Big Sisters, changing the course of her life forever.

Danisha's family was thrown into poverty when her father died unexpectedly. With great foresight, her mother enrolled her in Big Brother Big Sisters, changing the course of her life forever.

Grant is connected to United Way both as a client and as a volunteer. He is grateful that he is able to store his identification at Boyle Street Community Services through the Edmonton Safe ID Storage Service.

Grant is connected to United Way both as a client and as a volunteer. He is grateful that he is able to store his identification at Boyle Street Community Services through the Edmonton Safe ID Storage Service.

Brittany was on a destructive path until her school counsellor encouraged her to take part in a 14 week paramilitary program offered by the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.

Brittany was on a destructive path until her school counsellor encouraged her to take part in a 14 week paramilitary program offered by the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.


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