Services for People in Need
Adequate and sustainable funding for a quality network of health and human
services: Advocate and engage in community, state, and federal levels to
protect and enhance funding that ensures the critical infrastructure of health, safety
and human services for all. (Examples: child safety, child obesity, domestic violence,
elder abuse etc.)
Access to public benefits for people who are eligible. Advocate and
engage in activities that support individuals who are eligible to receive local, state
or federal benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to, unemployment insurance,
food stamps, Social Security, State Children’s Health Insurance, WIC, Medicaid, and
certain tax credits.
Statewide 2-1-1: Advocate for statewide implementation of the 2-1-1
abbreviated dialing code for access to health and human service information and
referral in Kentucky and Indiana. Support funding statewide 2-1-1 through the calling
for 2-1-1 Act.
School Readiness and Success in School
Affordable, quality child care and preschool: Advocate and engage in
activities that make voluntary, quality preschool available for every 3- and
4-year-old child through a diverse delivery model of preschools and existing
community-based child care providers including Head Start, Early Start and
Universal kindergarten readiness/entry assessment: Advocate and
engage in activities that establish universal kindergarten readiness/entry definition
and assessment for all children entering kindergarten.
Success in School:
Middle and high school retention, graduation and re-enrollment:
Advocate and engage in activities that support policies that increase opportunity for
academic success, re-entry, and high school completion for students who have
discontinued their education.
Preserve current charitable giving incentives: Maintain current rates
of deductibility of charitable giving.