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Here’s How the Child Tax Credit Helped Pennsylvania Families Deal With Inflation

The final monthly payment of the child tax credit arrived last week—families will get another six months’ worth when they file their taxes in 2022—but President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to extend the provision another year through the Build Back Better Act. 

Crisis of Care - Pennsylvania and America Are in ‘Huge Trouble’ Unless We Help Families With Caregiving
Crisis of Care: Pennsylvania and America Are in ‘Huge Trouble’ Unless We Help Families With Caregiving

Democrats in Congress are currently negotiating over the terms of the Build Back Better Act. If it passes, it could be a transformative investment in America’s care infrastructure.

Crisis of Care - A List of Resources Available for Pennsylvania Caregivers
Crisis of Care: A List of Resources Available for Pennsylvania Caregivers

The best way to get started is to contact your local area agency on aging. They can help you learn more about programs you or a loved one may qualify for—such as Medicaid or OPTIONS—and provide information about adult day care centers or home care workers.

Crisis of Care - 11 Million People Are Raising Kids and Caring for Parents. Here’s One Therapist’s Advice for Them
Crisis of Care: 11 Million People Are Raising Kids and Caring for Parents. Here’s One Therapist’s Advice for Them.

Karin Murphy is a licensed professional counselor based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She wants sandwich caregivers to know they're not alone and that it's okay to ask for help.

Crisis in Care: The Financial, Mental, and Physical Toll of Being A Sandwich Caregiver
Crisis of Care: The Financial, Mental, and Physical Toll of Being a Sandwich Caregiver

Sandwich caregivers often sacrifice financial security and are at higher risk of depression and mental health issues compared to non-caregivers.

Crisis of Care: Family Caregivers Struggle With A Broken System
Crisis of Care: Family Caregivers Struggle with a Broken System

There are an estimated 11 million Americans who are “sandwich generation” caregivers: They are simultaneously raising young children and caring for their aging parents, and they need help. This is Part One of a four-part series on sandwich caregivers. Check back tomorrow for Part Two. 

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The Pandemic ‘Blew the House of Cards All the Way Down’ for Mothers. Can Joe Biden Build It Back Better?

Moms are not okay. The pandemic has taken a toll and they are exhausted and struggling to find affordable child care. But help could be on the way, as President Joe Biden has a plan to pass a once-in-a-generation investment to help working families.