Family Economic Security

Children and youth are particularly vulnerable when their families lack the income, assets, and access to consistently meet basic needs. These risks include low birth weight, poor health due to environmental factors, child abuse and neglect, and poor education outcomes.

DC Action for Children's work focuses on promoting family self-sufficiency, school readiness and success, and community economic strength by increasing and strengthening access to family safety net programs, such as TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, EITC, and quality child care for low-income working families.

  • Living Wage
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Safety Net Programs


Our Priorities