Keeping moms and babies home together, for longer.
But first, the bad news:
The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world to not offer paid maternity leave. It's almost the only nation in the world period––only joined by Papua New Guinea. (ABC News)
As of March 2021, only 23% of civilian workers had access to paid family leave. And that includes the men... (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
In 2019, UNICEF ranked the U.S. dead last in family friendly policies. (Forbes)
FMLA only provides 12 weeks of UNPAID leave. But if you work for a small company, clock less than 35 hours a week, or have been in your position for less than a year, you get NOTHING. (U.S. Department of Labor)
Receiving the Family Fund grant has allowed my husband and I to start our journey as parents with less financial stress, and more time and energy to focus on our connection with our newborn daughter.
Chicago Leading the Way
The Family Fund is the first venture of its kind, and it all started right here in Chi Town.