UNH seeks to identify and advocate for policies, funding, and organizational best practices that directly support the human services nonprofit workforce and increase the economic security of their families. Human services employees are on the frontlines of promoting family prosperity in their communities. During the COVID-19 crisis, they are working in jobs that put their health at risk, and that involve considerable emotional strain. They support individuals who have experienced poverty, abuse and trauma, homelessness, economic and food insecurity, sickness, and death. But even though these are essential workers, they represent low-income families, and approaches to improving labor laws that promote family prosperity have for the most part left out the human services workforce. UNH will advocate for increased compensation and sufficient and flexible government funding so that nonprofits can implement paid time off and other policies without negative impacts to their services.

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Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity  Aspen Institute Launches New Partners and Advisors in Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community  Washington, DC – Ascend at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce the new partners and advisors the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend’s initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational …

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