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Poverty: Beyond the Numbers

In the neighborhood surrounding the NEU office (and in most urban poor communities), the poverty rate is between 45% and 50%. That means a family of four makes less than $24,860 a year. But the dollars are not the only problem, or even the main problem. Poverty generates a complex web of related brokenness, and often leads to a downward spiral of suffering.

“The Philip Center plants the gospel in New England in places ripe for God’s light of truth, hope, and life to break through. Many express compassion for the poor, but The Philip Center’s experience, patience, and faithfulness is bearing fruit for the kingdom that will bless the whole of God's church.”

Dennae Pierre, Executive Director of Surge Network and member of the North American Leadership Team for Redeemer City to City