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
- February 6, 2017CBPP: Health Coverage, Income, and Poverty All Improved Decisively in 2015, With Historic Gains in Some Areas (Commentary)
- August 9, 2016The Safety Net's Impact: A State - by - State Look
- August 9, 2016NCCP: 50 State Policy Tracker
January 23, 2014Economic Policy Institute: The Unfinished March
December 31, 2013CEPR: Job Protection Isn’t Enough: Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave
Human Needs Report
- Head Smacker: Buy my $1 health insurance! How to make a very bad bill worse
- Resources from around the Coalition: Tackling hunger in low-income neighborhoods, WIC’s positive results, high-quality child care proposals and more
- Who will protect the air we breathe and water we drink? The resistance.
- Strong foundations: the economic futures of kids and communities
- We must invest in housing
CHN in the News
- U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Conn.) and leaders of the Clean Budget Coalition call for a clean FY 2017 Budget
- Trump's Budget Would Harm Workers, Consumers, Women, and Families. Congress Will Be Held Accountable.