The New Face of Need

from Guidestar:

Adjusting to the New Face of Need

Not since the Great Depression has our nation experienced such a wide distribution of need throughout all socioeconomic levels.

It started out as a snowball at the top of the mountain with the subprime mortgage debacle. But as it continues to make its way down a steep slope, millions of Americans are getting swept up into what amounts to nothing less than an avalanche of personal destruction. Many, through no fault of their own, are losing their jobs and, as a result, are losing their homes, healthcare, life savings, sense of self-respect, and more.

These are folks who once felt secure believing they were firmly ensconced in the middle class. Many never before in their lives have had to ask for help from anyone.

But nonprofits are seeing changes in the demographics of those seeking their services.

Click on the article title for six ideas to consider.