Due to the country’s recession, many families in Erie County, New York will be without day care subsidies due to the state’s low budget. With a growing number of families in need of public assistance, the state just doesn’t have enough money to give to all low-income families. It is estimated that about 694 families will be losing their subsidies. For single mothers, in order to obtain a subsidy, they must ask for child-support from the child’s father instead of asking the state. Parents, single or not, that are a part of the 694 families are notified 30 days before they actually lose their subsidies. Single mothers especially, are encouraged to start preparing now for an alternate source for day care.