Black women with children excluded from federal cash assistance program, report finds

BY: - August 5, 2021

Historically, Black women with children have been kicked off of federal social assistance programs for reasons such as being unmarried and working in domestic or agricultural fields, among other racist policies, the paper found. 

How cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians was eliminated in 2012 — and could be again in 2019

BY: - April 5, 2019

Michael Froehlich remembers being at his computer on a Tuesday morning in February 2012, anxiously waiting to see what the Department of Public Welfare’s budget would look like. That would seem odd for the average Pennsylvanian, but not for Froehlich. At the time, he was an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Community Legal Services’ Public Benefits […]


Cut cash assistance for the needy? What’s the worst that could happen? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 30, 2019

The payments to some of Pennsylvania's neediest are on the line.