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
- Fact of the Week: More than 60 Percent of American Adults Will Spend a Year in Relative Poverty
- Help Millions of Workers Get the Overtime Pay They Deserve
- Poverty in America: Get the facts and learn how to use the newest Census Bureau data
- More Good News: Dramatic Reductions in Uninsured Rates for the Poor and Near Poor
- Fact of the Week: Percentage of Uninsured Drops Significantly since ACA Took Effect
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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