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.
For more information on this issue, visit CHN’s Public Policy Priorities, 2015-2016.
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
- April 10, 2014Pew Research Center: Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms
- 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
- 5 Things to Know about Fixing the Overtime Rule
- Human Needs Report: Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate; ACA facing opposition in Congress Despite Supreme Court Win
- Head Smacker: Fewer than 1 in 4 Households Eligible for Housing Assistance Get It, but Congress Cuts Assistance Even More
- Join Us in Honoring Our 2015 Human Needs Hero: the National Women's Law Center
- CHN Celebrates the Supreme Court's Decision on the ACA
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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