A Worker's Guide to Unemployment Insurance in Illinois. This comprehensive guide explains how the system works and what workers should expect. 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The TANF program provides cash assistance to extremely poor children and their families. The Shriver Center works to ensure that TANF is administered fairly and that the program is adequately funded.

SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called Food Stamps, is an important source of support for low-income families. In 2011, SNAP served nearly 45 million people, about one in seven Americans. 

Public Benefits. The Shriver Center works to ensure a safety net for poor families by advocating for fair, accessible, and adequately funded public assistance programs for persons in need.