IMPROVED THE SAFETY IN TEXAS CHILD CARES
Since 2007, thousands of children have been injured, sexually abused or have died as the result of abuse or neglect in Texas childcare facilities. Along with our allies from across the state, we advocated for multiple bills to drastically improve standards and reporting.
Prevented Child Abuse
Home visits are one of the only proven methods to prevent maltreatment. We got a big victory when H.O.P.E.S and Nurse-Family Partnership secured $1.5 million and $2.9 million respectively for the next biennium. This additional funding will allow these programs to expand their services on top of their current caseloads.
Advocated to Help Feed Seniors
Recent surveys show that 90% of seniors eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) find the online application too daunting to complete. We advocated to simplify the SNAP application and renewal process for seniors.