YOU HAVE OPTIONS - Ensure Your Familiy's Economic Security Today

You're not alone - millions of Americans are struggling just to make ends meet. 1 in 6 people in America face poverty every day. 1 in 4 people in America can’t afford to pay for healthy foods. And more than 50 million people are living without health insurance.


An information benefit sheet from the National Human Services Assembly is available HERE!.


ISU Extension and the National Human Services Assembly wants you to know there is good news, we can help to meet this challenge head on by connecting you with the resources out there - programs that pay for healthy groceries and medical care or even put some spending cash in your pocket.

Visit the National Assembly’s Bridging the Gap resource page and download State-Specific One Pagers  it has information on the major programs and how to access them. Now available for ALL 50 states and the District of Columbia.


Also, you can access webinar presentations from our Bridging the Gap webinar series:


  • Connecting Frontline Workers and their Families to Critically Needed Supports
    Overview of the major programs – Earned Income Tax Credits; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps); Medicaid; Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); energy, rental, foreclosure assistance; and child care subsidies
  • Home is Where the Heart is: Programs that Help to Create Safe, Thriving Homes and Families
    In-depth look at housing and caregiving programs – Home and Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); Making Home Affordable Programs (foreclosure assistance); Housing Choice Voucher Program (rental assistance); child care subsidies
  • Healthy Families, Healthy Communities: From Food Assistance to Free Health Care
    In-depth look at medical and nutrition programs – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps); Women, Infants, Children Program (WIC); Medicaid; Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Medicare Part D
  • Money that Matters: Tax Credits for Working Families
    In-depth look at refundable credits – Earned Income Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Child and Dependent Care Credit; American Opportunity Credit

ISU Extension and National Human Services Assembly wants to ensure that you, the working families in our community, have ready access to the support needed to thrive!

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