What One Man Went Through to Get a Driver's License

Submitted by Donna on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:00
photo of car with broken turn signal

Bill (not his real name) had a lifetime of poverty. He could only find work in temporary and low-paying jobs because he had a limited education from high-poverty schools. Driving was his only way to get where he needed to be able to make a meager amount of money. His driver's license was suspended many times for driving without car insurance - which he could not afford.

Health Care Looks Very Different When You Live in the Crisis of Poverty

Submitted by Donna on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:48
Juliette and Melvin

It was the second week of December 2014 in Portland when I called my brother Melvin. I asked him to come stay a few days to help with our Institutes. He never said "No," so he came to help us set up. He was planning to leave early Sunday morning to travel the 90 minutes to his home. I asked him to stay and go to the Christmas tree farm with us. He said his leg was bothering him, but he would go.