News Round-Up: Women and Budget Cuts - Women's Foundation California

Philanthropy Must Play a Role During Budget Crises
By Judy Patrick, as seen on Re:Philanthropy

After years of watching the California state budget balanced at the expense of women and families, we decided it was time to put a human face on the impact of budget cuts. As a foundation serving communities directly affected by the budget cuts, we saw firsthand the impact on California’s women and families. Consequences include a severe rise in homelessness, increased numbers of families living two to three in an apartment, women who report that they do not eat so their families have food, and many women who defer dental and medical care because they can’t afford it. See full blog post on Re:Philanthropy.

Other news featuring women, the economy and WFC partners

  • May 15, 2010 – San Jose Mercury News, Recession’s assault on California women hurts families, too , by Mike Cassidy
  • Mike Cassidy writes on reports funded by the Women’s Foundation of California that reveal “state budget cuts proposed for the coming year mean life will go from bad to worse for the poorest California women and their families.”

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