Due to the increased need for childcare, the UWHA has decided to set up an emergency childcare fund for the next few weeks. One of the reasons for our recent dues increase was to be able to assist with unexpected needs as they arise. Although our union is financially lean, we believe this is the right thing to do in our current situation. We will continue to fight for the need of a Emergency Childcare Fund from UW and in our next contract as well.
At this time, we will be limiting the fund to families with parents who are both residents, or families where the resident is the sole income provider. This fund will also be limited to support for additional childcare costs that are directly related to COVID19. If this applies to you, please fill out the form.
We will try our best to reimburse as many as you as possible to the maximum amount possible, but we recognize that our funds will fall far short of our members’ needs.
UW Childcare Updates: https://hr.uw.edu/child-care/backup-and-sick-child-care/.