A group of single moms got together and started Poverty Resistance in 1987 as a thrift store with a small weekend food closet at 450 S. Wolcott. We were just trying to support ourselves and provide for our kids. We were also informally acting as a mutual emotional
As time went on, it became clear that we were not the only moms who needed food, clothing and some moral support—not to mention some food assistance.
As a group, we never had much money. We never were able to get a big fancy building or a fleet of trucks. However, we managed to continue to supply support for our low income folks.
The program has grown, changed, grown some more to the organization that we have today.
We also involved in a variety of different efforts, including: Medical Cannabis Initiative, Medicaid Expansion, Pro Choice, Voter Resources and Registration and Running for Local Office.
Still at 450 S. Wolcott. Still run mainly by low income folks. We’re still broke but we’re still here.
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MARY ANN BUDENSKE