This Blog’s Not Sporty, Sexy, Star-Studded or Cute

Okay. So this blog’s topic isn’t sporty, sexy, star-studded or cute—but neither is a life lived in poverty or on welfare. People struggling to survive while in a constant state of lack face countless obstacles to fulfilling basic human needs. And as if that isn’t trying enough, recipients of safety net benefits such as food […]

SNAP and child nutrition

We Need SNAP and Child Nutrition Programs Strong!

“Got Milk?” As a first grader in Mrs. Henry’s class, every day I fidgeted in my seat as “milk time” drew near. My stomach had a clock. It would always start churning at about the same time. For 22 cents a week we students were provided a half-pint carton of milk as a mid-morning boost. I needed […]

A Day at the Fare

Time Out for “A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage”

Greetings PWOUS Readers… As many of you know, I have been working on my book, “A Day at the Fare: One Women’s Welfare Passage” for quite some time now. Well, I am finally nearing its completion. As a result I am taking a short hiatus from Poverty and Welfare in Our United States (PWOUS) in […]

motivational speaking

Video Post: Cherish the Value of You

I hope that you’ll agree that PWOUS’ Points of Positivity are applicable to people from all walks of life. However, my mission is especially to help welfare recipients, persons in transition and other low-income survivors rekindle their self-esteem and belief in their ability to begin taking control of their own lives. I do this by […]

Peace of Mind in the Palm of Your Hand

New year, new category. Points of Positivity are inspirational posts to help readers make it through challenging times. Let me know what you think by leaving your comments below. I wish you health, prosperity, wisdom, love and peace in 2016!  One thing I have learned is to trust that over time, the size and effects of a crisis […]