Did you know that six million children under the age of three live in poverty in the US? Did you know that diapers are not covered by assistance programs like food stamps (SNAP) or the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program? Without diapers children can’t attend daycare or early childhood education.
-By Samantha Wascow, Supervisor, LCFS In Home Protective Services
Who helps to protect children from sexual abuse and provides therapeutic intervention to support those victims and their caretakers? That’s the job of caseworkers in the In Home Protective Services (IHPS) program. The hardworking and dedicated staff often fly under the radar so to speak, unrecognized for the valuable support they provide to families in need.