A special town hall meeting was held in Penfield Tuesday night to make sure people living in the suburbs are familiar with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative.
The meeting was held at the Eastside YMCA on Fairport Nine Mile Point Road. It was the first held outside the City of Rochester and is a way to encourage more people to adopt principles that are designed to cut the number of people living in poverty in half in our area over the next 15 years.
Those principles address things like structural racism and how trauma can affect people’s lives. The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative is part of the United Way.