my daughter (just turned 2) was recently diagnose with type 1 diabetes. because of this, my wife has to quit her job to care for her. there aren't any daycares that are qualified to care for her not to mention the cost would exceed her income. i was wandering if there is any type of financial assistance that can subsidize our income. i work out of a union hall (i know some of you bitch about unions but avoid this here) which usually provides a good enough income for our family of 4. however since the economy has been terrible there is a huge lack of work and out of the 7 months this year i have been laid off at least 3.5-4 of those months. i just thought there could be some type of aid until the economy picks up to where i can work more steady, or my daughter is old enough to understand her illness enough to care for herself some.