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Press Release: State Budget 1/11/19
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his first budget on Jan. 10, 2019. While significant resources are being set aside for early childhood care and education, CHSA will need your help this legislative session to ensure the funding recognizes the critical role that Head Starts plays in California’s early childhood mixed delivery system.

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Home Visiting Is a Valuable Investment in California's Families. This Issue Brief, released today by the California Budget Policy Center, reports that:
1. Home visiting produces demonstrable gains for parents and children… (it) can reduce low birth weight and premature births, help lower infant mortality, increase breastfeeding, and reduce parental stress.
2. Home visiting’s benefits are generally greater than its costs in the long term.
3. Funding for Home Visiting comes from a patchwork of local and federal sources, with no state General Fund dollars, and is increasingly tenuous. Click the link to see the full report.

Stethoscope How much does it cost to live in California? A report and interactive tool created by The California Budget and Policy Center provides estimates on basic household budgets across four family types statewide and for each of California’s 58 counties. The report looks at why so many families in our state struggle to get by and highlights the key role that public supports play in helping families afford the basics.
Stethoscope ( offers information on more than 1,200 Federal and state benefit programs. Simply complete the free and confidential Benefit Finder to receive a list of programs you may be eligible to receive.



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