Changing Tides is a life-saver for so many families, and is one of the most effective programs that give parents, who are able and willing to work, the opportunity to improve their family's situation. When we have a economically depressed, rural area like Humboldt County, in the midst of a devastating economy, we want to see as many people employed and continuing to contribute the economy as possible. By providing parents with subsidized childcare, not only will they contribute to the community, but they will subsequently keep our childcare and preschool providers employed and able to serve our community.
Without Changing Tides, I would not have been able to go back to work after having my child, and would likely have had no choice but to go on welfare while staying home with my son while my husband worked. We simply could not have made it, and if these programs are cut, I'm not sure that I'll be able to continue at my current job, as my wages simply wouldn't cover our childcare costs. We need Changing Tides now more than ever to get our economy jump-started again, and a cut to this program would be devastating to our already depressed county. We need to keep Changing Tides in operation.
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In Print This Week:
Apr 28, 2016
vol XXVII issue 17
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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