Kathryn Baer retired several years ago after a long career in research, analysis and communications to support advocacy on federal, state and local policy issues. She now devotes most of her time to the same sorts of work, as an active member of several advocacy organizations and the principal writer for her blog, Poverty & Policy.
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October 19, 2015
This is a somewhat abbreviated version of a post published on Poverty & Policy. You can read it here: http://wp.me/pobp0-289 I first met Peter* on a street corner in my neighborhood, where he was selling Street Sense , the newspaper for homeless people in the District of Columbia. He now does work for me that I’m not strong enough to do. Peter has in-demand skills, but won’t seek a regular, full-time job because he has to drop whatever he’s doing to pick up his daughter Joanne—and sometimes rush her to a hospital. She’s prone to seizures due to a severe case of epilepsy. She also has some...