11th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Programs
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Friday, November 12 • 8:40am - 9:40am
Break-Out Session #6: Accompanying People in Poverty - Hearing the Voice of the Served One

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Some words associated with poverty include uneducated, lazy, mental illness, homeless, hunger, dirty, fear, hardship, charity and violence. Abject is the lowest extreme imaginable and is associated with misery and humiliation. Therefore, abject poverty is the lowest, most hopeless form of poverty.

From a childhood of abject poverty to being one who can provide service as an adult, Nora will share insights into building relationships with those you serve. She is a gifted story teller who understands the realities of rural poverty. As Nora relates her own struggles growing up in Appalachia, she will help you understand the culture of poverty and how to accompany those struggling.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This session starts 20 minutes before the other Friday morning break-out sessions, due to our speakers' schedule. 


Dawn Livingston

Hinton Center

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Blair Pakowski

Adminstrative Assistant, ReFrame Foundation
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Nora Stanger

A child of poverty, Nora Stanger grew up in the foothills of Appalachia. She is a graduate of Berea College in Berea, KY with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She earned a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Abilene Christian University. Her professional experiences... Read More →

Friday November 12, 2021 8:40am - 9:40am EST
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