14% of Kansans live in poverty.
In 2014 Dr. Benton Johnson presented information on childhood poverty to Topeka service providers. He shared the following definition:
Poverty is a chronic and debilitating condition that results from multiple adverse synergistic risk factors and affects the mind, body and soul”. (Jensen, 2009)
For more information visit:
TANF: Troubling Trends in Kansas – A report from Kansas Action for Children