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How to Connect with Your Legislator

Elected officials work to turn ideas into laws; they spend a great deal of their time identifying problems faced by their constituents to create solutions. Remember, legislators are everyday people…

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Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate!

We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard! Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be…

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Strong Financial Futures Foster Resiliency in Kids

Children are particularly vulnerable when parents are unable to meet the basic needs of their family. Families with access to strong financial futures and self-sufficiency are able to increase positive…

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Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern

Guest author — Voices intern Hannah Adams This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented staff at Voices in order to learn more about the…

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the…

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Put Child Care Subsidy Back on the Radar

It’s time to put child care subsidy on the radar. Officially known as child care assistance for working families through the Department of Social Services, Virginia has over $180 million…

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What is Deep Poverty, Anyway?

Children live in poverty when they live in a family whose income is at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a family of 4 in 2017 (the…

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Financial Assistance for Kinship Families

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) currently serves two types of families—low-income working families with children who participate in the VIEW program, and kinship caregivers who are providing for children…

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New Report: Opening Doors for Young Parents

With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, Virginia’s 60,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill their own potential, according…

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Cheers for improvements in child care subsidy

There were two major victories for children’s advocates in the budget deal Congress reached earlier this year; the creation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (view our webinar for…

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