What I intended with Welfare is actually the mass of solutions that people are provided with when they "need" assistance.
Why the scare quotes? Do you simply not believe that ~17 million Americans live with food insecurity and ~50 million have annual incomes under $12,000?
This used to be just "Welfare", "Food Stamps", and "Medicaid"
Unlike SNAP (food stamps) and Medicaid, "Welfare" is not and has never been the name of a US aid program. Indeed, contrary to the commonly understood meaning of the term, there are no unconditional cash transfer programs in the US. Since existing programs are highly conditional / restricted lumping them together and implying they consist in UCTs seems misleading at best.
dozens of additional programs today
192 programs IIRC.