A Success Story

During the 2018 Poverty Awareness Month, the County of San Bernardino’s department of Human Services launched #EmpowerSBC to promote awareness and education through social media. #EmpowerSBC postings and videos highlighted community collaborations, resources and services. Fifteen county departments, community-based organizations and residents came together to identify innovative solutions to create pathways out of intergenerational poverty. Campaign efforts support the Countywide Vision through meeting the safety, health and social service needs of residents. Ongoing efforts include multi-agency education and training and an innovative pilot project that brings those affected by poverty together to examine how poverty impacts communities. The Public Relations Society of America Inland Empire Chapter recognized #EmpowerSBC with social media and video awards.

Median House
Median house hold income circle
Median Household Income And Cost Of Living
Household Income Growth Surpasses Inflation Cost of living is low in San Bernardino County compared…
Income inequality
Income Inequality Circle
Income Inequality
County’s Income Inequality is Low Compared to Peers Income inequality, or the gap between the…
Overall Poverty
Overall Poverty circle
Overall Poverty
Poverty Rate Decreases for All Age Groups Except Seniors In addition to impacting an individual’s…
Family Poverty
Family Poverty circle
Family Poverty
Family Poverty Declines for Third Consecutive Year Poverty can have negative health impacts for both…
Income Support
Income Support circle
Income Support
Food Subsidy and Income Support Caseloads Decline Public income support and food subsidies provide a…