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A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

Oklahoma’s Children First partners with first-time, low-income moms and families to build safe, stable, healthy homes for children.

Hunger pains

Yet, even with all those credentials and a productive work history, she has a hard time making ends meet. At 75, Graham works part-time at Gold’s Gym Express, but that income plus her Social Security check still isn’t enough to pay rent and put food on the table. It’s her reality, but she doesn’t complain.

SNAP to it

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, sometimes referred to as food stamps, helps more than 600,000 low-income households statewide purchase food, but it can be hard to find nutritious fare in the heart of Oklahoma City, said Urban Agrarian founder Matthew Burch. “We’re located in an urban area of Oklahoma City where SNAP-eligible families don’t have

‘Welfare queens’ a myth

Clearly he thinks either that welfare pays far more than it really does, or that black women are abysmally stupid. Contrary to the “welfare queen” myth, welfare benefits, including both Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and food stamps in 2010, was only 54 percent of the poverty level in Oklahoma. It was 81 percent in

Let’s start over

Then the dead child gets her name put on a piece of meaningless legislation. It is all too common for the children of Oklahoma. A few years ago, my wife and I attended a DHS-sponsored forum on how to become foster parents. One of the first slides explained the main problem with DHS: “The central

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