Big View

Big View Meetings occur on the last Weekly Meeting of each month. This is the dedicated time to identify larger barriers that keep people in poverty and to begin to work on systemic issues in our community. For example, the “Cliff Effects” which reduce child care, Medicaid, or other subsidies before people can earn enough money to replace those subsidies. We believe that assistance programs should be there in the time of need and are most effective if they are phased out as people earn enough of income to cover these needs on their own. We advocate for changes in policy that eliminate negative “Cliff Effects” in favor of gradual reduction of support their individual’s journey out of poverty.