Perry County Think Tank on Poverty
The Perry County Think Tank on Poverty (PCTTP) holds monthly general meetings open to the public to increase education and address barriers preventing local community members from living healthy and productive lives.
The PCTTP was formed in 2018 by local leaders involved with the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry decided that we needed a Think Tank in the region to address the structural issues that keep people in need of food pantries at all. 1 in 2 Perry County residents are low income and struggle to meet their basic needs.
We have had judges, government leaders, and a range of community service providers attend our meetings and participate. We link with everyday residents and people who have stories to tell so that we can build a voice of regular citizens working together on the issues that impact their lives.
We have voted and decided to work on a number of issues, including access to broadband, reentry, and addressing homelessness. We are also concerned with the impact of substance abuse and addiction on children and families.
The PCTTP has presented to the County Commissioners and is presently working with the County, Emergency Medical Systems, schools district, USDA, and other local and federal government leaders on broadband internet. We are also working to explore how to address homelessness and reentry in the community.
PCTTP monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Dates and locations may vary. For updated meeting information or to request to be added to our mailing list, contact us online:
Or call Lesha: (740) 334-2152