People On Welfare

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2593

Abstract:  The majority of this group is made up of women on welfare, but it includes women in receipt of student aid and manpower training programme allowances. All are poor and dependent on government money. Having experienced poverty in this way, the group members believe that people on welfare need help from outside the welfare system to understand the real causes of their problems, rather than blaming themselves.

Members work to educate themselves about their rights, offer support to others, and do advocacy so that poor people can develop more control over their own lives. With the help of the local Legal Aid Office, PEOPLE ON WELFARE hold regular weekly information workshops on such topics as welfare rights and the specific problems facing Native people.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.

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