Brief

Work supports are designed to help families close the gap between low earnings and basic expenses, yet these benefits are often invisible or inaccessible to those most in need. In two pages, the Annie E. Casey Foundation details the depths of this disconnect and shares how it is promoting the use of work supports to help households achieve greater financial stability. It is one fact sheet in a 10-part series devoted to fostering the economic empowerment of families across America.         

August 1, 2005

Building Family Economic Success Fact Sheets

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Challenges faced by low-income, working families.

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    Ways that work supports benefit these families.

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    How to connect more eligible families to work supports.

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    Online resources for learning more about this issue.

Key Takeaway

Wanted: Invaluable support for low-income families

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is investing in ways to help eligible families make the most of available work supports. For many low-income households, these benefits are a vital means of making ends meet, and they mark the difference between ongoing financial despair and elusive economic stability.  

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