Tag: child care

Fact of the Week: 1 in 3 Moms Struggle to Pay for Diapers


May 23, 2016

Everyone knows babies go through a lot of diapers. But for low-income families, the cost of diapers often forces them to go without another necessity, like food or heat. For many, it can force them to leave babies in soiled diapers longer than they’d like. This can lead to physical and mental health problems for Read More »

Resources from Around the Coalition: School Meals, Pentagon Spending, Reducing Barriers and More


May 10, 2016

Protecting school anti-hunger efforts. Calling out excessive Pentagon spending. Reducing barriers for people with criminal records. CHN’s coalition members are producing great work on very important issues. This week, we continue our Resources from around the Coalition blog series, highlighting important resources you should be aware of. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Read More »

What Moms Really Need for Mother’s Day


May 6, 2016

Flowers are purchased, cards are mailed and brunch reservations are made. Mother’s Day is here again. But what many moms really need for this holiday is something much different – and much more substantial. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Department of Labor held an event yesterday to discuss the importance of paid family Read More »

Fact of the Week: Number of Children Benefiting from Federal Low-Income Child Care Program at 16 Year Low


May 2, 2016

The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 16-year low, according the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The CCDBG is the primary source of federal funding for helping low-income families pay for child care, with half of the families who receive Read More »

Maverick, Violet and How Trickle Down Economics Fails to #ActOnPoverty


April 15, 2016

Maverick Bishop says he and his mom have stayed in every homeless shelter there is in San Francisco.  When there wasn’t room in the shelters, they slept in hospital lobbies, along with other, even-less-desirable locations. Today, due in large part to a mentoring program Maverick was enrolled in, and the help he got finding an Read More »

Fact of the Week: Child Care Costs as Much as 85 Percent of Income for a Family at the Poverty Level


December 23, 2015

We all know raising a child isn’t cheap. But for families living at the poverty level, the rising cost of child care is even more difficult to afford. The cost of center-based child care for an infant ranges from 24 percent of income for a family of three living at the poverty level in Mississippi Read More »

Let Congress Know They Must #InvestInKids


November 17, 2015

Join CHN, MomsRising, First Focus, and other advocates across the nation on Thursday, November 19 from 1-2 pm ET for an #InvestInKids twitterstorm. Use the hashtag to share with Congress why it is vital to invest in programs that support our nation’s children. Even though Congress has already passed a two-year budget resolution, lawmakers still Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Hunger and Poverty, Child Care, Housing Recovery and More


November 12, 2015

Hunger and Poverty. Child Care. Housing Recovery. This week we continue our series, Resources from around the Coalition, where we highlight great work that CHN’s member organizations are putting out. Bread for the World recently issued individual state fact sheets highlighting hunger and poverty across the nation. Their fact sheets provide important state data on Read More »

12 Reasons Why We Do the Work We Do Together


August 4, 2015

As we were preparing for our Human Needs Hero event last week, we were contemplating the bringing together of the human needs community that’s at the heart of CHN’s work. As we did, we thought about why we all do the work that we do together – both the challenges and the successes. Here are Read More »

10 Ideas to Save the Economy (in Easy-to-Understand Videos)


May 13, 2015

No one who works full-time should live in poverty. And no one should have to choose between providing for their family and being a good parent. To raise awareness and inform the debate around these and other important issues, MoveOn and Robert Reich recently launched a new campaign,”The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy.” Read More »