I got an interesting phone call today. The Illinois Health Connect (aka Medicaid) gave me a “courtesy call” to double check our contact information and ask us if our children were up to date on vaccines and healthy kids check ups. continue reading »
I’ve always though that non-profits like churches and charities could serve the low income population better than the government. They know how to stretch a penny better. They know how to assess needs better. And they know how to care for the soul and person better while they are helping them with physical needs.
That being said, I’m realizing that non-profits and charities may not have the financial means to help the low income if the government help were to be scaled back the way many republicans and libertarians want. continue reading »
It’s an exciting and sometimes nerve wracking time when you’re getting food assistance. Whether through WIC, Food Stamps, a food pantry, or the school lunch program for your kids, it can be an emotional thing. continue reading »