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Policy changes reduce barriers for parents

The Mississippi Department of Human Services recently made changes to several key policies that will better support working parents seeking assistance through the programs. One of the most significant changes involves the residency policy requirement. Others expand the list of acceptable documentation and support short-form birth certificates. Here is a link to the revised manual: […]

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Join us for a Tweet Storm on Feb. 22

#CHILDCAREMATTERS2018 Tweet STORM Thursday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.- noon   On Feb. 22, 2018, the Mississippi Child Care Coalition and supporters from across the state will converge on the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol to make our voices heard about the importance fully funding Mississippi Department of Human Services’ Child Care Payment Program. […]

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MWESI calls for opposition to House Bill 1241

House Bill 1241 seeks to preempt local government from providing important employment protection to citizens Proposed legislation moves state in the wrong direction (JACKSON, MS) – Equal pay proponents are calling foul on a proposed house bill currently before the Mississippi State Legislature that would thwart local governments’ efforts to provide important employment protection to citizens. […]

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2018 Child Care Matters Advocacy Day/Rally

The Mississippi Child Care Coalition will host its Child Care Matters Advocacy Day and Rally at the Mississippi State Capitol on Feb. 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. The event will take place on the south steps of the capitol building and will feature special guests and speakers calling for more support for the state’s Child […]


We’re Joining the #GivingTuesday Movement

The Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events […]

Women’s Equality Day

For women, the struggle for equal pay continues

By. Cassandra Welchlin Today Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative and the nation is commemorating Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. While we know that the 19th Amendment only gave some women the right to vote, we want to take today to remember all the victories women […]