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Michigan Welfare Cuts Forcing People Back To Work Or Straining Safety Net?

“I was visiting with this family and one of the little boys said he  wasn’t going to eat,” said Russell, development director for Forgotten  Harvest, a Detroit-based nonprofit that rescues and redistributes fresh  food. “He said, ‘Oh, I’m not eating dinner because it’s my brother’s  turn tonight.Tomorrow is my night.’”

When, as a country, are we going to acknowledge that poverty is a problem in the US?  When are we going to stop believing in the myth of the welfare queen and recognize that these programs need to be strengthened not dismantled?


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Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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