Women’s Self-Employment Project

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Women’s Self-Employment Project

March 14, 2004

Summary

This two-page report introduces a program designed to help women open their own residential child care businesses. Called CARE, the initiative delivers a rare win-win: employment and empowerment for at-risk women and a new economic anchor for financially-fragile communities. 

Key Takeaway

CARE’s mission is simple: train women to develop home-based child care businesses

In the mid 1990s, the Women’s Self-Employment Project launched the CARE Entrepreneurial Training Program. The goal was to help women transition from welfare to work while giving local families more options for high-quality, affordable child care. 

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