Category Archives: Human Needs

Fact of the Week: We Can Reduce Child Poverty in America by 60 Percent Through an Investment Equal to Only 2 Percent of the Federal Budget

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/02/02/fact-week-can-reduce-child-poverty-america-60-percent-investment-equal-2-percent-federal-budget/#.VNOd-Z3F-Dk By Deborah Weinstein February 2, 2015 “Child poverty is too expensive to continue.” That’s what Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman said in unveiling their new report, Ending Child Poverty Now.Remarkably, a dramatic reduction in child poverty is not too … Continue reading

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Making Work Pay Coalition Forms to Help Working Families

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/february/making-work-pay-coalition-forms-help-working-families Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm | Jeff Garis More than two dozen advocacy and direct-service organizations from across the commonwealth, including the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, have united to champion measures to help working families care … Continue reading

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Child Homelessness in U.S. Hit All-Time High in Recent Years, New Report Says

Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/child-homelessness-in-us-hit-all-time-high-in-recent-years-new-report-says/2014/11/16/5ffa5324-6dd5-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html By David Crary and Lisa Leff November 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The number of homeless children in the United States has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to … Continue reading

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Support Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): With the start of the new session comes the reintroduction of the bills to Fund the Fund –  the State Housing Trust Fund (PHARE). PHARE is a proven program that is working in Shale … Continue reading

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New Report Promotes “Two Generation” Approach to Family Well-Being

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-11-12/childrens-issues/new-report-promotes-two-generation-approach-to-family-well-being/a42823-1 Play Audio in Browser Window November 12, 2014 – Melinda Tuhus, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – New research shows the best way to help lower-income families become stronger is to provide programs that focus on … Continue reading

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Support the Global Food Security Act and Small Scale Food Producers

From Action Aid (http://www.actionaidusa.org): In the next two weeks, one of the most important bills of the year will be put in front of Congress – and we need your help to get it passed! More than 800 million people … Continue reading

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National Survey Finds Bipartisan Majority Look to Government to Lead Much-Needed Fight Against Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Americans seeing and experiencing hunger Contacts: Jen Adach, FRAC, 202-986-2200 or jadach@frac.org Gary Mickelson, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-6111 or gary.mickelson@tyson.com Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2014 – A new survey (pdf) finds … Continue reading

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WIC and SNAP Celebrate Big Anniversaries

WIC 40 Years: “’As we commemorate 40 years of accomplishments, WIC’s impact can be seen not only through improved child health, but in healthcare cost savings and economic support for local merchants through WIC participant purchases,’ said Agriculture Under Secretary … Continue reading

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Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show

Posted at http://www.offthechartsblog.org/safety-net-cut-poverty-nearly-in-half-last-year-new-census-data-show/ October 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2013, our analysis of Census data released today finds, lifting 39 million people — including more than 8 million children — out of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Breakfast

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): School breakfast powers kids for success. Research shows that kids who eat breakfast do better on math tests, attend class more and are more likely to graduate. Currently, we have an opportunity to help 825,000 … Continue reading

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