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The Neighborhood Service Center Helping People Change Lives by Bonna L. Nelson

The Neighborhood Service Center (NSC), Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ser ves the underserved, the low-income families and the elderly in Talbot County, Maryland. Located at 126 Port Street in Easton, NSC’s goal is to work toward eliminating poverty by empowering families to be self-sufficient, and to provide services and assistance for the total family. The Talbot County Community Action Agency, one of 17 agencies in the state serving low-

income residents, was established in 1969 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. According to Data USA, the 2017 poverty rate in Talbot County is 11.2%. The federal poverty level threshold for 2017 is a yearly income of $24,600 or less for a family or household of 4 persons. This means that 11.2% or 4,234 Talbot County residents live on $6,150 per person per year ~ or less. For the past several years, the

The Neighborhood Service Center is located at 126 Port Street in Easton. 157

December 2017 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times December 2017

December 2017 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times December 2017