Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue
This brief details the importance of domestic violence survivors having access to affordable, reliable, and flexible child care. Research shows that the inability to access affordable, reliable, and flexible child care can keep survivors out of the workforce, force them to remain with abusive partners for financial stability, and endanger the health, safety, and wellbeing of their children. This brief outlines why it is critical that survivors have access to child care that fits their unique needs.
This letter sent to the hill is signed by 52 national, state, and local organizations that serve survivors of domestic violence, work to prevent child abuse and organizations concerned with children’s wellbeing.