Speak Up to Support Vulnerable Families

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): In less than 60 days, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program will expire if Congress doesn’t act to extend this vital program. MIECHV provides funding for states to develop and … Continued

Support Nursing Mothers Who Need a Place to Pump

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Airplane bathrooms. Parked cars. Utility closets. In a cubicle with absolutely no privacy. These are just some of the places that breastfeeding moms have had to pump breastmilk because they didn’t have access to anything better. … Continued

Calls Needed This Week—Tell Representatives Not to Cut SNAP and Programs that Help Struggling Families

From the Coalition Against Hunger (https://www.hungercoalition.org/): The President’s proposed budget plan for SNAP would abandon the American commitment to ensure no child goes hungry in this country and would leave the unemployed, the elderly, and low-income working families more likely … Continued

Fathers’ Unemployment Taking Huge Toll on Children

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/09/fathers-unemployment-taking-huge-toll-on-children/#.WRMepPkrIdU By Andrew L. Yarrow May 9, 2017 This piece was originally published by the San Francisco Chronicle on April 27.  [Photo Credit: Caribb via Flickr] “After I got divorced in 1999, I had custody of my kids, but I went out … Continued

Misnamed “Working Families Flexibility Act” Would Give Workers Less Flexibility, Less Time and Less Pay

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/01/head-smacker-misnamed-working-families-flexibility-act/#.WQiRbPkrIdU By Lecia Imbery May 1, 2017 Bills in Congress are named by those who write them, which means the name can sound good even if the bill actually does the opposite of what the title implies. That’s the … Continued

Bureau of Appeals Says Berks Detention Center License Should be Reinstated—Tell the Governor to #ShutDownBerks

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Last week we got word that the Bureau of Appeals decided that because the PA DHS had licensed the Berks Detention Center for many years, and the County spent money to expand, … Continued

More Support for Family Caregivers in PA

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-20/senior-issues/more-support-for-family-caregivers-in-pa/a57359-1 April 20, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Hospitals must tell caregivers about discharge plans and give training for home care. (agilemktg1/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Family caregivers in Pennsylvania now … Continued

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