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Support TANF in Continuing Resolution

TANF

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) was created by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act instituted under President Bill Clinton in 1996. Many conservatives disagreed with the previous program Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). They believed that a welfare program for families should have a work incentive component. Under TANF recipients…

How Grocery Stores Penalize Seniors

Senior Shopping

There’s a task that most people must participate in at some point in their life. It’s not a wedding, a funeral, or a graduation. It’s also not a trip to the hospital, a vacation, or the Ice Capades. To some it’s worse. It’s a trip to the grocery store. As a former store manager for…

Memories of Professor Charles O. Ross

Ross

I was not close friends with Dr. Ross who passed away last week. But I knew him from the two classes I had taken from him at the Ohio State College of Social Work in 2001 and 2002. The syllabus was useless with him. He was an experiential teacher and class was about whatever he…

Guest Post from the Dirty Rotten Junkie

PhilL

And now for something completely different…. As someone who has professionally and personally researched addiction, I am always on the lookout  for recovery related writings. This one is the first guest writing I have posted on The Madrigal Maniac and it is re-posted from The Dirty Rotten Junkie. This particular junkie is not only a…

Dispatch Series on Domestic Violence is Excellent

The Columbus Dispatch in a four part investigative series that ended today, reported on the fear, pain, and obstacles to justice that victims of domestic violence face. A link to the series that began Sunday can be found here. While advocates for victims of domestic violence have known the extent of the problem for years,…

The House of Hope Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm the House of Hope will honor their 50 years of existence with the annual “Celebration of Hope” silent auction and dinner. Former Columbus mayor Greg Lashutka will be the featured speaker. The House of Hope is a six month residential program for men who suffer from addiction and is the…

Woman Gets 3 OVI’s in 6 Days on Pain Medication

Tammy Webb of Milford Center, Ohio has been charged with driving under the influence three times in six days. In addition, her lawyer appears uninformed when it comes to addiction. He keeps making sure that he uses the word prescription when discussing the charges. Javier Armengau, a Columbus lawyer representing Webb, said his client suffered…