CAN CHARITY FILL THE GAP?

GROUPS THAT HELP THE POOR ARE BRACING FOR A DOUBLE HARDSHIP:SURGING NEED AND FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS

SIX YEARS AGO, RANDY ENOS WAS A cook in Brooklyn, making $10 an hour. Then he and the mother of his son Joshua split up, and Randy's own mother died. He felt a terrible void and decided to move. A restaurant-association hot line touted jobs in California, so Randy packed up Josh and went there. But the jobs didn't materialize, at least not at $10 an hour. Randy ended up washing cars at a garage in Glendale. As the work was seasonal, he got behind on his rent and one day received an eviction notice. "The scariest part," says Enos, 33,...

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