I truly believe that programs like Head Start and housing assistance can equip individuals and families with the education and resources that they need to become self-sufficient. I am a living testament to the positive impact of these programs.
Funds from the Community Services Block Grant enable the Rural Alaska Community Action Program to help families achieve financial stability in the face of energy poverty.
Safety net programs help a grandmother afford health care, food, and electricity.
Without the help of AFDC (now TANF), food stamps and childcare I honestly don't know where I would be today.