HR 219 is a resolution in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that, if approved by the full House and the Senate, directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study of emergency childcare and provide recommendations.
HR 219 was reported out of the Children and Youth Committee with a vote of 24 to 1. The Committee colleagues from Philadelphia – Representatives Bullock, Bellmon, Krajewski – voted ‘Yes’ on the resolution. The bill now goes to the House for a full vote. If it succeeds, it would then be sent to the Senate for agreement.
HopePHL manages the Baring House, one of the three crisis nursery centers in Pennsylvania. We know first-hand the needs of parents who are in a crisis and in need of emergency childcare. Many of our families are seeking emergency health care and come to us via CHOP or Jefferson. Other parents are homeless and trying to attend job fairs or job interviews. The city and the state need more crisis nursery centers.
ACTION STEPS: Contact your state representative and urge them to support HR 219.
Find your Representative here: PA House of Representatives (state.pa.us)
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