Because women take on a disproportionate responsibility for unpaid caregiving and are the vast majority of single parents, programs that help support families are especially important to women.

What’s at Stake Today

Public programs help families put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, and get the education and training they need to get ahead. But Congress has cut funding for many essential programs that help families escape poverty ― while leaving in place tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest.

What Is NWLC Doing?

We advocate for strengthening key programs, from Social Security to Medicaid to child support enforcement, that protect the most vulnerable families and will build a stronger economy for everyone. We show how these programs can lift families out of poverty and how they can be made even more effective.

We fight back against efforts to cut funding for these essential programs ― and we support fair tax policies to finance needed investments.