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Blog Archive: January 2022

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Intersectional Solutions to Increasing Food Access & Nutrition Security in Virginia

According to Feeding America, in Virginia, 799,620 people are facing hunger and 9.4 percent of the people in Virginia face food insecurity.  Of those, 214,270 are children. In 2019, Voices…

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Guest Blog: Keys to Destination for Youth in Foster Care

This is a guest blog post written for Voices for Virginia’s Children by Susan Hoover (pictured below). Recall the day you obtained your driver’s license. Perhaps one of your parents…

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Tax Credits Provide Essential Financial Relief to Working Families: Tell Lawmakers to Act

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis joins Voices for Virginia’s Children as a guest-contributor for this analysis of Virginia’s tax policy; edited for the Voices’ blog. While most parents dread…

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Support SB 270 & HB 1049: Increase Language Access & Equity for all Virginians

Virginia is home to speakers of many languages. However, the access to language services for individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities are inconsistent across the state varying…

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Voices’ Youth Advocacy Day Recap

(Pictured above: Cohort members and Voices’ staff take a “before” picture before embarking on their legislative meetings.) “Keep going. Don’t ever stop. Don’t ever let anybody silence your voice. Don’t…

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Increasing Language Access & Equity in Virginia

Virginia is home to speakers of many languages. However, the access to language services are inconsistent across the state varying from agency to agency. Without these consistencies, there are no…

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Bill Explainer: SB 56 – Foster Care Prevention Program (Senator Favola)

Senator Favola, Chair of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, has introduced SB 56 to create a foster care prevention program in Virginia. The purpose of the program…

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