Our vision: a human-centered safety net—one that is simple and easy for people to access. A human-centered safety net can transform lives in meaningful, measurable ways—making our systems and society more equitable and resilient.
Right now, the people who need access to government benefits are not included in the design of government programs and services. For too many people, the process of applying for and maintaining safety net benefits, such as food assistance, requires navigating a system with many barriers that push them further away from basic needs. More than 46 million people remain in poverty while $60 billion in available public benefits are left on the table.