January is Poverty Awareness Month
Posted on Jan 08, 2024 at 16:25 PM
January is Poverty Awareness Month - something that affects close to 15% of Georgia's population. Poverty, mental health, and addictive diseases can often be found to be linked to one another.
According to the CDC, 8.7% of people who have incomes below the poverty level report severe psychological distress. Poverty causes stressors such as insecurity and uncertainty about food, housing, and income.
Poverty can lead someone to develop an addictive disease, but addictive diseases can also lead someone into poverty. There are many middle class and upper class individuals who have fallen into poverty because of their addictive disease.
Poverty is a complex societal issue that takes many organizations from all around the community to address together - and we are thankful for the partners we have in this community that helps us better serve this population.
New Horizons is proud to serve those who are uninsured, underinsured, or have no means to pay for their services. Our doors are always open.