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The Need for Affordable, Accessible Childcare

The Realities of Inequity
September 9, 2021

Our panelists, business and community leaders devoted to driving positive change in this arena, shared compelling stories of the need in our region—and what they’re doing about it. One big takeaway: Safe, reliable, and affordable childcare helps parents and their children achieve more, and translates into stronger recruitment and retention rates for employers of parents.

Want to learn more? Visit uwcm.org/UnitedForColumbia to find out how United Way’s Family Center in Columbia will help parents struggling to get by in a county with one of the highest costs of living in our state—and about its unique approach to whole-family support.

The Realities of Inequity series focuses on barriers to economic, health, and racial equity revealed in our ALICE® Report, made possible by our corporate partner, Kaiser Permanente.

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