January is Poverty Awareness Month. For over 43 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line.  For a family of four, that line is $24,257 a year*.

What’s life like at the poverty line? It’s one impossible choice after another— between food and medicine, getting to work or paying the heating bill. But there are ways out. Take a closer look at what life is like at the poverty line and how you can help:

* Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2015.

Learn more at www.povertyusa.org.