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Help us help our children

I am a disabled single Mom. Without the WIC and child care voucher programs, I don't know what I would have done. Please continue to support our children!
—Jennifer

public education struggles for t.b.i. students

Im a mother of 5, the youngest being 17 now. He has a t.b.i. from a daycare incident when he was 1. It's been a struggle of unbelievable proportions to receive cooperation from administration, from the local school, to the local school board, to the ...
—WinonaFL

Unemployed with a Family to Support in the USA

My husband and I have been unemployed for several years now. It is the longest either of us have ever been unemployed. Usually, if either of us lose our job, we find another job right away.

We relocated in order to find work and it is still taking ...

—TondaNC

My Grandsons heart problem

My grandson was born with a congenital heart problem called tetrology of fallow. My daughter was still in high school when he was born and thankfully she was able to get medicaid to cover her costs. What happened was at two months he required open heart ...
—ThomasPA

Medicaid saved my life!

I tried paying for my own health insurance. It got to where it cost me $1,000 per month and I only get $1550 per month disability payments. Then I qualified for the Medicaid Disabled Worker program and what a relief! Recently I got an ulcer on my leg ...
—NanetteCA

Unemployed and Uninsured

I am too old for the job market and too young for SS. I desperately need to see a doctor and a dentist.
—VeronicaTX

Family

I am a single mother of 3 I am also disabled I'm on a fixed income could not afford health care, we live below the poverty level. I could not afford to take them to the Dr or go my self Medicaid makes it possible for my Children to go to the Dr & get ...
—ChristyOK

Brendon

Our son was diagnosed with Juevenile Diabetes at the age of 10. As long as he was in college, he was covered thru his father's medical insurance. However, after graduation, he was not. Thankfuly, Brendon was able to find a job with benefits and he ...
—CynthiaMD

no providers

My daughter is autistic. I cannot find providers of mental health services in Mercer County, NJ, who accept Medicaid and will treat someone developmentally disabled and over age 21.
—JOANNNJ

It Can Happen to Anyone...Even a Physician

People are often surprised to hear that even a physician can end up on Medicaid...but I’m a great example that it can happen to anyone. I’m 32 years old, married, with two small children and I am a family physician. In January of this year, right ...
—RobinCO

Temporary Assistance

I was once a single parent with two small children. I did not have any income, any job experience nor an education. Thanks two programs like SNAP, WIC, Head Start and Medicaid, I was able to complete college and get a good paying job. I am now middle ...
—DianeMT

social workers know the importance of social programs

Thank goodness my children are grown now...but I still worry about their debt burden and the many issues they face, especially global climate change. As a social worker, I came into contact with many 4-year-olds who had no previous experience outside ...
—PatriciaGA

WIC and SNAP saved my children and I.

My husband abandoned me and our two children when they were 2 years old and 4 months old. He left abruptly with no warning and he was the sole bread winner. My husband and I had decided that I would stay home until our children were old enough to go to ...
—JessicaCA

CHILDREN AND MOTHERS/FAMILIES ARE IMPORTANT

WHY IS THERE STILL SO MUCH SELFISHNESS IN AMERICAN AMONGS THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS? EVERYONE WILL NEVER HAVE A JOB...THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME PEOPLE IN NEED. FACE IT! SO LET'S MAKE SURE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED GET THEIR NEEDS MET. I HAVE FOUR GRANDCHILDREN ...
—RamonaNJ

Public School Bus Driver

I drove school bus for 20+ years for the Shoreline School District in Shoreline WA.

Many times, especially during the winter, I saw kids get on my bus that did not have sufficient warm clothes and shoes, and they also looked like they needed a good meal. ...

—JoyceWA

Mine alone

Very early as a volunteer as a Head start volunteer in the 70"s I saw children respond to the feeble attempts we were experimenting with. I saw my own daughter be motivated by early childhood development programs that were available at our University. ...
—TimWI

Some Cuts Don't Heal

Experience is always a good teacher even when the experiences are unwanted, unpleasant and unnecessary. Needless suffering inflicted on the most vulnerable fall in all of those categories and qualify for one more: mean spirited.

Born with congenital birth ...

—Felicia

Mercy

I am 50 yrs.old I had accident yrs. ago I depend very much o All of the Govertment help to surviving. I didn't choose to break my back ,it is not easy never knowing if help never comes..
—RandallTX

Will never give up, although the 'system' is a failure..still struggling

We are of mixed race descent. My husband had renal failure in May of 2001, that same day (while he was being admitted into ICU), I recieved a call to come to Sacramento to rescue my four young grandchildren. The oldest was 3 years,the younger ones, ...
—LoriCA

Backpacks for weekend food

As a pediatrician in one of the poorest counties in the nation, I see needy families up close and personal. Our food pantry provides food for the neediest children, which is put into backpacks by the school so they have food to eat on the weekend, when ...
—KathleenNM
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