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The Future of Care in America

When: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm PDT
Where: 
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco CA
Non-Member: 
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America’s care infrastructure is a patchwork of poorly funded and disjointed programs that do not meet the needs of poor, working class and increasingly middle class families. With a rapidly aging population (10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day), and Millenials beginning to have children of their own, our care workforce is woefully unprepared for the nation’s approaching care needs.

This care crisis also presents an opportunity to reimagine how we provide care in America. From paid family leave for the birth of a child, to paying for child care to return to the workforce, as well as long term care to support our aging parents and grandparents with the care they deserve, we can create a streamlined, modern social contract designed to reflect the needs of today’s American families. And while the nation struggles to find sustainable, living wage jobs, we can also provide training and living wages to millions of care workers our country needs to support a new care economy.

Please join us to explore a new vision for care in America called Universal Family Care: a portable, flexible benefit that American families can access during the critical times in our lives when we need care and support. 

Please join us to explore a new vision for care in America called Universal Family Care: a portable, flexible benefit that American families can access during the critical times in our lives when we need care and support. 

Lunch will be provided. Please come at 11:30 for lunch and informal networking.

What is Universal Family Care?

Imagine a day in the future when you’ll be able to draw on a public family care insurance fund to pay for childcare so you can keep working full-time and save for your family’s future.

A Family Care Insurance Fund would essentially provide a basic set of benefits to every family or individual to support their capacity to care for their families – including childcare, long-term care and paid family leave. As with Social Security or any other social insurance model, each of us would pay into the pooled fund, sharing in the risk and accessing the benefits when we need them. Like Medicaid and Medicare, family care insurance would cover the array of care needs and responsibilities we may face over our lifetimes. The program would be paid for at the federal level, but implemented at the local level with families accessing community-based providers and resources.

The program would be flexible and portable to match the realities of the 21st century economy so people can access it from job to job and across an evolving spectrum of care scenarios. It should be affordable so everyone, including low-wage workers, get the support they deserve. It should be designed so payments are tied to care opportunities that provide quality jobs with good compensation.

Speaker

Sarita Gupta is the executive director of Jobs With Justice and the co-director of Caring Across Generations

 

 

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members and non-member funders. Leadership as well as program and operations staff are encouraged to attend. If you are not an NCG member, please register by emailing: registrar@ncg.org.

Partner

This program is hosted in parternship with Bay Area Asset Funders Network. 

Location

PLEASE NOTE: NCG's office at 160 Spear Street can currently only be accessed through the entrance on the Main Street side of the building. The Spear Street entrance is temporarily closed for construction.