Category Archives: families

Funding Opportunity: Respite Care for Families of Special Needs Children

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with funding from Pennsylvania Department of Health is accepting applications from Faith-Based and Community organizations for mini grants up to $5000 to develop or expand a volunteer respite program for families of children with special healthcare needs, including … Continue reading

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Host a Screening: Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert—March 17

Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert offers the deeply personal, unvarnished, and moving story of Katrina Gilbert, a single mom of three, whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by the 42 million women who are … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Supporting Paid Family and Medical Leave

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Twenty-one years ago, the National Partnership achieved one of its greatest victories when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) became the law of the land. We were the driving force … Continue reading

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Save the Date and RSVP Today! 6th Annual Conversation with Elected Officials—April 4, Warrington

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): Join the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition for their 6th Annual Conversation with Elected Officials: Supporting the Critical Role of Women and Families in PA Keynote speaker Carol Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project, will … Continue reading

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PA Closer to Protecting Crime Victims from Nuisance Laws

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): January 17, 2014 From the PA Independent By Andrew Staub The state House has approved legislation barring municipalities from penalizing residents or landlords for calling police to their properties. Lawmakers want to avoid the … Continue reading

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Investment Banker: Invest in Paid Family Leave

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/36823-1 (01/13/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A strong voice from Wall Street is weighing in on the importance of paid family leave for parents of newborn children and people caring for seriously-ill or elderly … Continue reading

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More Action Needed to Prevent Action Against Local Leave Ordinances

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): HB 1807 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1807) could be up for a vote on second consideration on Monday, January 13. This is legislation that would prevent local municipalities from enacting mandated leave ordinance. However, legislators have gone back in and … Continue reading

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The Urban Poor Shall Inherit Poverty

Posted at http://prospect.org/article/urban-poor-shall-inherit-poverty Richard Rothstein January 7, 2014 Sociologist Patrick Sharkey proves a mother’s insecure upbringing harms her child as surely as a neighbor’s broken window. An apparent conundrum bedevils our understanding of African American students’ inadequate school performance: Blacks … Continue reading

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Ask Your State Legislator to Support Local Moms in PA by Supporting Paid Sick Days

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): The PA House of Representative is scheduled to vote on HB 1807 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1807), a bill that would take away local control over the ability to pass paid and unpaid leave policies like paid sick days. If … Continue reading

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Support Renewal of Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): The agreement announced last week by House and Senate Budget Committee Chairs Ryan and Murray has some key advantages and some major disappointments. It provides very important funding that can stop many painful … Continue reading

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