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By the Numbers: The Cost and Affordability of Child Care in Pennsylvania

Child care is costly and one of the biggest expenses families face, but it is an essential element of infrastructure. Most families with working parents need someone to take care of their children while they’re at work.

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.

President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Joe Biden Returns Home to Scranton to Rally Support for His Build Back Better Agenda

Biden says the Build Back Better Agenda will help middle-class working families recover from the hardships of the pandemic. 

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.