A Day at the Fare – One Woman's Welfare Passage
A Day at the Fare: One Woman's Welfare Passage is a welfare success story. The memoir portrays the author's unexpected plunge from a cozy, middle-class lifestyle to that of a welfare recipient struggling below poverty level in crime-ridden, drug-infested neighborhoods. Shocked by the appalling circumstances encountered in her new life, Covington immediately committed to freeing herself and children from them.
The book provides insight into the complexities of poverty and depicts some of the pros and cons of the welfare system. It also demonstrates the importance of having a sufficient social safety net to aid the United States' low-income families.
About Pamela M. Covington (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Author)
A former training instructor and journalist, Covington has worked in communications for over 30 years. Her articles have appeared in city lifestyle magazines, daily and weekly newspapers, and numerous company publications.
Today as a public speaker she addresses such topics as motivation, self-esteem, welfare independence, and literacy and education, among others.
Covington has earned a master's degree in management, a master's degree in human resource management, a bachelor's degree in communications and two associate degrees. She also currently serves as both a poverty and literacy advocate.