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BUDGET: DSHS program helps working parents

Letter by Tiffanie Starla Coe, Tacoma on Feb. 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 4 Comments »
February 2, 2012 2:25 pm

Proposed cuts to the Working Connections Child Care program do not make sense to me. Families want to work so they can set a positive example for their children, and this subsidy allows them to have their children in a safe child-care environment. This little bit of help moves families towards self-sufficiency.

My friend, a single mother, is grateful she has help with the cost of her child care as she struggles to step out of poverty. Making cuts to this Department of Social and Health Services program that helps families go from welfare to work is not the direction our legislators should take.


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