Rhode Island KIDS COUNT collects and disseminates data on the well being of Rhode Island's children and advocates for and facilitates the development of responsive policies and programs. By conducting research, framing the issues, stressing their impact on children and communities, enlisting media coverage, and collaborating with key partners, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT educates policy makers and citizens.
The 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up reports on selected laws and budget appropriations affecting children in the areas of early learning, education, economic well-being, health, and safety considered in the Rhode Island General Assembly's 2014 Legislative Session.
Help for Working and Unemployed Families Resource Sheet, May 2014 Many working and unemployed families in Rhode Island are eligible for services and benefits to help support their families. Programs such as health insurance (RIte Care), child care subsidies, tax credits (EITC), nutrition assistance (SNAP and WIC) and cash assistance (RI Works) are available to families with low or moderate incomes. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has released a fact sheet in English and Spanish, to help working and unemployed Rhode Island families access these services and benefits. If you would like hard copies of the publications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.