Community Matters believes poverty is a system that causes and perpetuates the barriers that our neighbors face. Systemic poverty has led our community to have one of the lowest life expectancy rates and one of the lowest annual household incomes (around $17,500 per year) in Cincinnati.
Through our Family Sustainability pillar, we partner alongside neighbors to tackle barriers, build family assets, and create new opportunities. The following core principles guide this work: people are treated with respect, programming adapts and evolves around the goals our families set, we center people’s strengths, and we do not treat people as a problem to be fixed.
We seek to build a thriving and more just community where all partner families have the resources to achieve their goals.