Livable Income-A livable income for a child’s family is the most basic component of economic security. However for many Vermont families, this component is out of reach.
Affordable Housing and Homelessness-Poverty and lack of options drive many families into a life of constant relocation and intermittent homelessness, a lifestyle particularly hard on children. Frequent moves take a significant economic, social, and emotional toll on families.
Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Insecurity-Hunger and inadequate nutrition have detrimental effects on children’s health, both immediate and lifelong.
Vermont Reach Up Program: TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)-Vermont struggles to save the safety net for our most vulnerable children and their families.