Poverty is the most pressing societal issue of our day, and it can be inherited, leaving women and children particularly vulnerable. In Tarrant County, more than 92,000 women and children
live in poverty. Often, they are a single financial crisis away from spiraling into homelessness.
Unfortunately, more than 15,000 children and their parents – primarily single mothers –will experience homelessness in Tarrant County this year.
Stagnant wages and rising housing costs further compound the problem. In 2019, 30% of single mothers in Tarrant County were experiencing poverty with an annual household income of only