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Child Care Resources
Local Child Care Resource and Referral Organizations help parents locate and choose quality child care by providing referrals to local child care providers, information on state licensing requirements, availability of child care subsidies, and other information.
Child Support Enforcement Program
The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program ensures that parents provide financial support for their children. The CSE Program provides four major services to families: locating noncustodial parents, establishing paternity, establishing child support obligations, and enforcing child support orders.
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Food Stamp Program
The Food Stamp Program provides benefits to low-income people that they can use to buy food to improve their diets. Food stamp recipients spend their benefits (in the form of paper coupons or electronic benefits on debit cards) to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
Head Start and Early Head Start are national programs that provide comprehensive developmental services for low income children from birth to age five, as well as social services for their families.
Health Coverage Tax Credit
The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) is a Federal program that pays 80% of your health insurance premiums, making health insurance more affordable for American families. This credit may help you save money on health insurance premiums each month.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that helps low income households pay for heating and/or cooling their homes. LIHEAP's goal is to make home energy more affordable for households with older persons, people with disabilities or young children, and households with high energy bills compared to income.
Medicaid is a federally-funded program which provides medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Medicaid is the largest program providing medical and health-related services to America's poorest people.
Medicare, the nation's largest health insurance program, covers nearly 40 million Americans. It is a health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older, some disabled people under 65 years of age, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).
Minority Health Resources
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 1985. The mission of the OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations – American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos – through the development of effective health policies and programs.
National Family Caregiver Support Program
When an older person needs care to get through their day, it's their family – not a social service agency, nursing home or government program – that usually provides that care. The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) calls for all states, working in partnership with area agencies on aging and local community-service providers, to make five basic services available to family caregivers.
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides free and reduced-cost lunches to eligible schoolchildren nationwide. The program is operated in nearly 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care facilities and provides nutritionally balanced lunches to more than 28 million children each day.
School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program is a federal entitlement program that provides states with cash assistance in providing free and reduced-cost breakfasts to eligible schoolchildren nationwide. The program is operated in nearly 80,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care facilities.
State Children's Health Insurance Program
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides free or low-cost health insurance to children who do not qualify for Medicaid coverage, but whose families cannot afford private health insurance. Different states have different eligibility rules, but in general, uninsured children 18 years old and younger whose families earn up to $34,100 a year (for a family of four) are eligible.
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school. SFSP helps children to maintain a nutritious diet and helps their families to stretch their food dollars during the summer months.
Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly income to people who are age 65 and older, or are blind or disabled, and have limited income and financial resources.
Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a state-run, time-limited program that assists families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family's basic needs (such as food, clothing and shelter). States design their TANF programs in ways that promote work, responsibility, and self-sufficiency, and strengthen families.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a special nutrition program that provides supplemental foods, nutrition counseling, and access to health services to low-income women, infants, and children under the age of five.
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