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Veterans and Substance Abuse: Recovery is Possible, Help is Available

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Do you know a veteran who might be using alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs to cope with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or homelessness? If so, they’re not alone. The rate of substance abuse reported by service members who served since 2001 has tripled since before Vietnam. In 2015, 1 in 15 veterans had a substance abuse disorder. Recovery is PossibleRecovery from …

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10 Personal Money Management Resources for 2020

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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A Little Spending Money

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Wow!  Is it true that teenagers spend 9 hours a day using social media?!  I’m not a teen, but I know I’m guilty of social media/net surfing addiction.  Maybe you spend a lot of your time the same way, maybe you’re a stay at home mom, or just have extra time on your hands.  Everyone wants to make money for doing …

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Give Thanks: Why and How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Sarah Lyngdal

November is the month most people stop to think about what they’re thankful for. But studies show there are physical health, mental health, and social benefits to practicing gratitude regularly. Focusing on what we’re thankful for changes the way we think, and the benefits extend to all areas of our lives. Gratitude can improve our personal relationships. Grateful and positive …

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Fresh Produce in January? Plan Ahead to Visit the Dane County Late Winter Market

In Employment and Benefits, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by Priscilla Matthews

Who doesn’t love fresh produce in the middle of winter? The Dane County Farmers’ Market is open to everyone, year-round. In January 2020, Dane County’s Late Winter Market will be in the new Garver Feed Mill adjacent to Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Plan ahead to get fresh, local products to keep you healthy through the Wisconsin winter. Garver …

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Continued Medicaid Eligibility While Working: Section 1619(b)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, News by Stephanie Drum

If you could keep your Medicaid coverage AND earn enough money to get off of SSI, would you? Many people would, but don’t even know it’s even a possibility. I have good news for you! Continued Medicaid Eligibility, or Section 1619(b), is a work incentive that allows people to keep their Medicaid even if their earnings are so high that …