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
- 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
- Head Smacker: If You Aint Cheating, You Aint Trying
- Celebrate 50 years of Head Start with an #EarlyEdChat
- Fact of the Week: Nearly One in Four Children in the U.S. is Served by the Federal Child Support Program
- Human Needs Report: Appropriations showdowns looming and TANF reform
- What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So That People Can Succeed?
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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