Poverty in Maryland: Breaking the Cycle, December 21, 1994

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Derek McGinty hosts a special on poverty in Maryland and the efforts to "break the cycle." In the first segment focusing on poverty in Western Maryland, Diane Richards interviews "working poor" couple George and Rita of Alleghany County about their struggles. Doreen DePersia speaks about Homeless Services, Peter Thomas discusses the effort to retrain workers through the Western Maryland Consortium, and case manager Beth Jones talks about the struggles of helping women to be self-sufficient when their wages are low. Dr. Martin Gallagher and Nancy Matthews speak on providing health services through a free clinic, and Wayne Spiggle talks about Alleghany Health Right. David Paulson leads the next segment on poverty in Montgomery County. Former farm worker Claudia reveals her struggles to find new work and care for her son while staying at the Greentree Shelter. Rosemarie Downer speaks about the mission of Greentree Shelter. Nannette Mason and Josie Hernandez speak about getting public assistance in order to take care for their families and retrain for new jobs. Annette Gibbs-Davis leads the next segment on children and elderly people living in poverty in Baltimore. A look at the A Healthy Start program to reduce infant mortality includes interviews with teen mother Michelle McKnight, Executive Director Ted Johnson, Mark Peterson. The leader of Baltimore's Commission on aging discusses the options available for the elderly. Gwendolyn Johnson and Bea Goldman talk about how they've gotten help. Maureen McNeill leads the next segment on poverty on the rural eastern shore. Includes comments from Assistant Director of Joseph House Center, Reese Rickards, and Administrative Director of Joseph House Village, Will Schaule. McNeil also gets testimonials from residents Winona, Aaliyah, and Mia. Sr. Dianne Moore and Sr. Carole Doring speak about their work to help poor children at The Seton Center.
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00:30:31 hh:mm:ss; 1" open reel video
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