Children's Defense Fund

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Issues: Civil Rights, Human Services

Location: 25 E Street, NW Washington DC 02001 USA

Mission: Children''s Defense Fund is the foremost national proponent of policies and programs that provide children with the resources they need to succeed.We champion policies that will lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Programs: Health Coverage Campaign: In this campaign – to guarantee comprehensive health coverage for all children and pregnant women – CDF has convened hundreds of groups and secured endorsements from almost 1,300 organizations representing more than 60 million people throughout the United States. With this national network, CDF has laid the groundwork to continue the work with in the 111th Congress to cover all children and pregnant women in America.In this campaign – to guarantee comprehensive health coverage for all children and pregnant women – CDF has convened hundreds of groups and secured endorsements from almost 1,300 organizations representing more than 60 million people throughout the United States. With this national network, CDF has laid the groundwork to continue the work with in the 111th Congress to cover all children and pregnant women in America. CDF's vision with it's Cradle to Prison Pipeline campaign is to reduce detention and incarceration by increasing preventive supports and services children need, such as access to quality early childhood development and education services and accessible, comprehensive health and mental health coverage. Emphasis must be shifted for the sake of our children and our nation's future. Through nationwide initiatives and community-based programs, we plant the seeds to develop the next generation of servant-leaders who will continue to reweave the fabric of community for children and youth. Our vision is to create a successor generation of servant-leaders who will drive community and national transformations and inspire and make long-term improvements for children.

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