I don’t know about anyone else, but the needs of my family have increased significantly since the pandemic began. Being safe with rises and falls in cases means more downtime, yielding the need for more food, resources, and most of all, child-care with everything so limited, and jobs becoming more and more demanding. The American Rescue Plan continues to provide my unique situation with support by their decision to advance the Child Tax Credit, and bridge gaps within small businesses to ensure they’re able to stay afloat.