GETTING HELP IN OUR COMMUNITY No one plans to be homeless, but homelessness happens to hundreds of individuals or families in the Fort Wayne area each year. Homelessness happens to people of all races and ethnic groups, all ages, all parts of the city, and all times of the year. The faces of the homeless […]
Author Archive: Denise Porter-Ross Leathers
Denise Porter-Ross Leathers has worked with faith-based and community initiatives in Fort Wayne for over 25 years. After 10 years on the staff of the Mayor for the City of Fort Wayne, Denise now works with Fort Wayne Urban League and other non-profit organizations teaching self- sufficiency programs.
Last week, we looked at the Beyond Basic Assistance program offered by the Fort Wayne Urban League. Today, we will take a step back to discover why such programs, which are critical to so many people in our community, are also so under-funded.
Getting help in our community by Denise Porter-Ross Leathers Both Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou often refer to the quote, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you KNOW better, DO better.” That expression describes well the Beyond Basic Assistance program that the Fort Wayne Urban League has offered for the past […]
Getting help in our community by Denise Porter-Ross Leathers In August, more than 200 people came to together locally to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it would impact us in Fort Wayne. This act, often called ObamaCare, has been tossed around like a political hot potato, but as the dust is settling, we […]
By Denise Porter-Ross Special to Frost Illustrated, Coutesy of HealthVisions of Fort Wayne Are you feeling a bit confused about upcoming changes in healthcare reform? You are definitely not alone. With the most comprehensive healthcare reform in a generation upon us, many of us still do not understand what is happening and how it will […]