How do you fight homelessness? Fix their spending habits

April 28, 2015

Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan discussed how to help those struggling with homelessness to succeed. 

The simple fact is that too many families at the bottom of the economic ladder can't pull themselves up no matter how hard they work. It is a problem that not only holds back disadvantaged areas of the Valley. It also chips away at our overall economic energy and potential for growth. 

New research points toward one way to do that. The study looked at the outcomes of 40,000 low-income people who sought help through financial opportunity centers, a network of programs embedded in 76 local nonprofits around the country.  

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