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Safety net programs generally supplement earnings to help families avoid severe economic need. These programs—which include cash assistance, nutrition assistance, housing subsidies, and low-income tax credits—make up 44 percent of poor families’ resources statewide and substantially mitigate poverty.
“When parents identify, seek, and receive respectful and timely concrete support in times of need, this helps to ensure they and their children receive the basic necessities everyone deserves in order to grow [. . .]”
The Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework: Branching Out and Reaching Deeper
In the absence of social safety net programs, it is estimated that the [2013-15] child poverty rate would have been 14 percentage points higher [from 23%] and the deep poverty rate 13 percentage points higher [from 5%] during this period.
Children in Poverty - California Poverty Measure, by Age Group (California Only)