Black and Latina Mothers Receiving Extra Income To Support Their Families
Here are a few factors that contributed to further hardship for Black women and Latinas
All mothers navigated remote learning for their children, however the pandemic opened up the inequalities of access to technology and robust internet connectivity especially in public housing and low-income neighborhoods. Most low-income families live in small apartments with multi-generational family members, have language barriers, domestic violence at home and of course, the disportionate rate of Covid-19 deaths in our Black and Brown communities.
Black and Latina mothers and other female members of the family faced mental health decline and emotional labor in households that rely on women to be the organizers of events in the family like deaths.
What is being done to support Black and Latina mothers?
The call to support more Black and Latina mothers has been heard and 35 private and public pilot programs across the nation in 17 states including the cities of Los Angeles and Chicago have leveled up to aid mothers in need.