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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by Priscilla Matthews

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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10 Personal Money Management Resources for 2019

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. This website is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. America …

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Equal Rights and Opportunities: Celebrating the ADA

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

If you have a disability, you have the same rights to opportunities and employment as anyone else. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that protects these rights. July 26, 2019 marked the 29th Anniversary of the ADA. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to …

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Work from Home: Career Exploration Tips

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Work from home jobs are appealing to many people, including to those with disabilities. Not only does it eliminate transportation barriers, but it saves money in gas, vehicle maintenance, and clothing. A common question asked of ERI’s employment specialists is “How can I get a job that I can do at home?” Work from home job opportunities have increased dramatically …

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Creativity and Health: Need a Jumpstart?

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Can being creative lead to better health? Science says yes. Really. Many studies in recent years link creativity to improved overall and mental health. Benefits of engaging in creative activities can include: You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. One person may be creative with a home repair or remodeling job. Another may plant and nurture a …

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Wisconsin Union and Porchlight: Employer Partnership Success

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Bret Kuhn enjoys his job doing dishes and coordinating with other staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South. He likes listening to music while working, his over $13 per hour pay, his co-workers, and the scheduling flexibility he needs. And Union South appreciates that he’s there. “We’re better as a society if we engage everyone’s hands and minds,” said Carl …