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You typically struggle to feed your children adequately on your monthly SNAP benefits. One month, an error results in you receiving double your benefits. Do you keep them or report the error?

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'Wealth of Hardship' Videos

Marshall Markt - senior on fixed income

Marshall Markt talks about being on a fixed income after relocating to Auburn after Hurricane Katrina.

Derek Titus talks about addiction

Derek Titus talks about addiction

Derek Titus talks about his addiction to drugs and alcohol and hitting his low point.

Derek Titus talks about the first time he tried marijuana

Derek Titus talks about the first time he tried marijuana

Derek Titus talks about his youth and the first time he tried marijuana.

Derek Titus talks about his road to recovery

Derek Titus talks about his road to recovery

Derek Titus talks about his road to recovery.

James Breslin

James Breslin

James Breslin, Regional Director of Program Development for the Rescue Mission, talks about …

James Breslin

James Breslin

James Breslin, Regional Director of Program Development for the Rescue Mission, talks about …

Girl Scouts Experience Homelessness

Girl Scouts Experience Homelessness

Local Girl Scouts experience what it's like to be homelessness by building cardboard shanty'…

Derek Titus talks about his job offer at CHAD

Derek Titus talks about his job offer at CHAD

Derek Titus talks about receiving a job offer at Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs in …

Sue Norton Talks About The St. Alphonsus Food Pantry

Sue Norton Talks About The St. Alphonsus Food Pantry

Sue Norton, Director of the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry, talks about what they have to offer a…

Poverty Series Stories

Auburn poverty simulation walks people through living on the edge

Auburn poverty simulation walks people through living on the edge

AUBURN | Turning a blind eye to the logistics of living in poverty wasn't easy for those who chose to walk a mile in the shoes of those who st…

May 16, 2014 6:05 am Photos

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After escaping domestic violence, homelessness, Auburn woman finds normalcy for daughter, self

AUBURN | Within the walls of the domestic violence shelter, Sandra struggled to make her daughter feel at home.

May 16, 2014 6:05 am Related (0)

Our view: Conversation, action on poverty must continue

Our view: Conversation, action on poverty must continue

They are retired or disabled or both, subsisting on a few hundred dollars a month in Social Security benefits. They are the people we see wand…

May 15, 2014 6:30 am Related (0)

New headquarters open for Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency

New headquarters open for Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency

AUBURN | Five social service agencies that assist residents when they need help the most have found shelter under one roof.

May 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Minimum wage debate: What supporters, opponents say about effects of raising the minimum wage

Minimum wage debate: What supporters, opponents say about effects of raising the minimum wage

Polls conducted by New York and national pollsters usually show strong public support for raising the minimum wage. A Pew Research Center surv…

May 14, 2014 6:05 am Related (0)

Cayuga County children experience what it's like to be homeless

Cayuga County children experience what it's like to be homeless

AUBURN | Sleeping inside a cardboard box for a night, away from home and with a meager dinner in their bellies, area children put themselves i…

May 11, 2014 6:05 am Video Photos

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Five common misconceptions about poverty, addressed

"If you're poor, just get a job. Go to college and you'll get a job."

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