Dr. Helen

'“As a low-income man, you almost have to get in trouble to get help,” Moses said.'

The Atlantic: How Anti-poverty Programs Marginalize Fathers (thanks to the reader who emailed this story):

Based on decades-old stereotypes that unmarried dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of welfare programs almost exclusively serve women and children….

Historically, funding for both government and nonprofit programs to help men has been scarce, said Joy Moses, a senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress. A recent survey from the Center for Family Policy and Practice shows the top two ways that nonprofit service providers connect with men is through parole and child support enforcement programs. “As a low-income man, you almost have to get in trouble to get help,” Moses said.