The nation’s social safety net programs are designed to address the special needs of vulnerable and low-income populations. The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) give states money to fund a variety of social services such as adoption, day care, employment services, family planning, housing, and transportation. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides child care subsidies to low-income working families and families leaving welfare for work. There are also a range of federal child welfare programs designed to protect children in at-risk families and encourage adoption where appropriate.
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Alliance for Children and Families
Center for Law and Social Policy
Child Care Aware
Children’s Defense Fund
Children’s Leadership Council
Child Welfare League of America
Every Child Matters Foundation
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Child Abuse Coalition
National Women’s Law Center
United Way of America
Policy Analyses and Research
January 23, 2014Economic Policy Institute: The Unfinished March
December 31, 2013CEPR: Job Protection Isn’t Enough: Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave
December 2, 2013Bread For The World: The 2014 Hunger Report
Human Needs Report
- Resources from around the Coalition: Immigration, Medicaid, the Minimum Wage and More
- Fact of the Week: 1.7 Million More Children Lived in Low-Income Working Families in 2013 than in 2008; See How Your State Ranks
- Celebrate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Fourth Birthday by Becoming a Citizen-Enforcer of Fairer Lending Practices!
- Feel Good and Do Good
- Congress’s Guide to Hunger and Your Nutrition Assistance Story
Deborah Weinstein in the News
- Debbie Weinstein in the Huffington Post: What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So People Can Succeed?
- Debbie Weinstein in The Hill: How to slam the brakes on economic growth and the door on opportunity
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