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Fair Day in Court Bill Would Drastically Improve Outcomes for Refugee Children

| February 11, 2016 |

Washington – Access to legal counsel dramatically improves the outcomes of Central American refugee children seeking asylum in the United States and new legislation

Child C.A.R.E. Act Offers Low-Cost, High-Quality Options for Working Families

| February 10, 2016 |

Washington – Working families seeking relief from growing childcare costs could have greater access to low-cost, high-quality child care under new legislation introduced today

In Our View: Fight Now or Pay Later

| February 9, 2016 |

The Columbian Editorial Board 2/7/16 Homeless crisis has huge impact on kids, and timely action is necessary There is a school of thought, one

Where did you spend the night? Counting NJ’s homeless

| January 27, 2016 | By Sergio Bichao 1/27/2016 Nonprofit organizations and government agencies will spend Wednesday asking people on the streets and in shelters where they spent

No child should ever be without a home

| December 30, 2015 |

Record Herald By Congressman Steve Stivers 12/30/2015 Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to

Bipartisan Spending Bill, Tax Package, Will Help Millions of Children and Families

| December 16, 2015 |

Washington – The end-of-year spending bill and tax package released by Congress today calls for permanently extending the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and

Major Revision to “No Child Left Behind” a Step in the Right Direction

| December 9, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) today welcomed Congressional approval of a major re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Portman named 2015 Champion of Children

| November 24, 2015 |

The Daily Advocate WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was recently named a 2015 Champion of Children by the First Focus Campaign

Homelessness a problem for more than a half-a-million Americans this holiday season

| November 23, 2015 |

The Kansas City Star By Lewis Diuguid It’s important as people head into the Thanksgiving Day holiday this week and the Christmas shopping season

Counting the homeless

| November 23, 2015 |

Marketplace By Noel King The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases data on homeless Americans each year, and those numbers are always