Support to get back on her feet

Support to get back on her feet

In 2020 and 2021, Tamara Ware received $1,000 a month from a basic-income program.

The program provided monthly funds to 100 low-income Black mothers in Jackson, Mississippi.

Income programs like this are meant to help groups of people more likely to experience poverty. Tamara Ware, 37, who taught prekindergarten for 18 years, was suddenly sent home in March 2020 without an alternative plan — or a paycheck.Along with 701,000 other people in the US that month, she’d lost her job. She got by with a little help from no-strings-attached $1,000 checks every month for the next year."I didn’t […]

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