Income inequality and financial instability hit Black and Brown moms the hardest. When you are poor, things that are minor inconveniences to others can snowball into homelessness. Studies have shown that people living below the poverty line would have to go 20 years without any unforeseen budget expenditures to dig themselves out of poverty by hard work and determination alone aka “pull yourselves up by your bootstraps”. (Read “Atlantic article “Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong).

Image of two young women of color smiling.
Image description: 2 young women of color are leaning against a wall. The woman on the left has short hair & is wearing a yellow pullover. She is holding her phone & laughing. The woman on the right is wearing a sleeveless blue top & has long hair pulled back in a ponytail. She is looking at the woman on the right & smiling.

Imagine a path from birth and beyond where children and their families have the access to resources they need. Sista Fire RI is committed to exactly that, which is why the Direct Assistance Fund has decided as of January 1, 2020 all resources of the DAF will be transferred to Sista Fire. When Black and Brown moms are supported and uplifted, the whole community is more able to thrive.

Please consider learning more about Sista Fire RI and choosing to support their cause.