The Child Poverty Collaborative combats low-income living

Despite the fact that the Great Recession is over, poverty for children in Cincinnati is still more than 40 percent.

Because of this, the Child Poverty Collaborative plans to unveil a plan in January to help area parents who struggle to keep jobs and remain employed.

Dave Herche, a member of the collaborative’s management council, has pledged $1 million a year for five years to pay for the initiative, which includes helping with transportation and providing both emergency funds and amenities, like legal aid and family services.

The plan is based on the Beacon of Hope Business Alliance model in collaboration with Cincinnati Works and Nehemiah Manufacturing, which have focused on helping hard-to-employ workers — including citizens returning from incarceration and those who have completed drug addiction treatment.

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