Family Stability

We advocate for families that struggle to meet their basic needs but seek stability and success. Every family should be secure and stable in its finances, housing, health, and family relationships. Stability with basic needs helps families remain self-reliant and avoid falling into long-term poverty.

When families face unexpected setbacks, they should be able to rely on an effective, humane safety net that offers temporary support and stability until they can regain their self-reliance.

We advance public policy ideas that help families become and remain stable and self-reliant so they can pursue happiness and success.

Reimagining Welfare (Part 1 of 2)

Reimagining Welfare (Part 1 of 2)

CEO Paul Mero wrote a commentary for Utah Politico Hub regarding the importance of having an effective welfare safety net. He also added, "Caring for our neighbors in need is the only way we’ll...

More Quest for Community

More Quest for Community

Robert Nisbet, author of the 1953 book The Quest for Community, defined alienation as “the state of mind that can find a social order remote, incomprehensible, or fraudulent; beyond real hope or...

Addiction is not a Moral Failure

Addiction is not a Moral Failure

Latent or explicit, the view of addiction as a moral failure is doing real damage. The stigma against addiction is “the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid...

America’s War on Poverty

America’s War on Poverty

Paul Mero, president and CEO, recently wrote an op-ed for the Deseret News about our need to recognize the human dignity of those who are poor. Here are a couple of excerpts: [A]t the heart of...

About Us

We are advocates for those who are poor and disadvantaged. Our mission is to lift every person in need to prosperity and self-reliance through sound public policy that affirms each person’s human dignity and allows for every opportunity to flourish. We work with all people of good will who share our vision.

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