Free breakfasts for all Pa. schoolchildren to start on Oct. 1

Pennsylvania parents will soon be able to check making breakfast off their list of things to do in the morning rush to get their children ready for school. Starting Oct. 1 and running through the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, that morning meal will be provided in schools. Kari King, president and CEO of […]

U.S. Rep. Evans helps push for home visiting funds

Only 3% of Philadelphia children and families who would most benefit receive services With federal funding set to expire for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program on Sept. 30, the Childhood Begins at Home campaign met with U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, on Monday to underscore the need for Congress […]

LOCAL NEWS: Advocates call on Congress to renew federal home visit program

 It takes a village to raise a child. It’s an old adage that still rings true for many. “It’s tough,” Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children told FOX43. “It’s tough being a parent and it’s (been) tough being a parent over the past few years with the pandemic.” But for low-income and under-resourced […]

Pennsylvania advocates push for Congress to reauthorize home visit programs for kids and parents

Federal authorization for a program that helps pregnant women and families with young children will expire at the end of September, and Pennsylvania advocates are pushing Congress to renew it to avoid any disruption in services. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program provides home visiting services — a voluntary program for parents […]

One in 12 Pa. high-schoolers attempted suicide last year; advocates seek counselors, social workers

While slightly fewer Pennsylvania children are in poverty or have a parent without secure employment compared to last year, mental health needs continue to increase across the state. That’s according to new data from the Annie E Casey Foundation’s annual report on child wellbeing. Across the country, children are in the midst of what the […]