Poverty ties in with all kinds of social ills - low grades in
expectancy. But poverty is about more than money. Poor people can't get at
the opportunities and services middle-class Americans take for granted. So
the poor often sink into a cycle of day-to-day survival, which often
ensures that their children will be poor too. In West Virginia, that's one
of every five people.
This year's Kids Count Databook compiled a list of opportunities and
Count report, the Gazette chose five of these topics to explore in coming
weeks in the Community section.
This week, staff writer Scott Finn explores the problems of families
who struggle to find a ride to work or to a doctor's office.
A few months ago, Tonya Dillon couldn't get a job, go shopping or even