Revisiting the Healthy Start Act

Of 23 people eligible for the program so far, four have been approved.

Values & Vision: “Take What You Need”

Thanks to underwriting from University of Minnesota Press, the third in our series of Values & Vision discussions will feature “Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything,” by Jen Crow (Broadleaf Books), to be held online August 25, 7pm.

A Home Filled With Love and Structure

I wish more people would be involved with this work and understand that people who commit crimes need help. We are not monsters.

BookShelf: “When Women Were Dragons”

Invitation to readers: If you were alive in 1955, share what different direction you might have taken with your life had the opportunity been there — or what you did do that was considered nontraditional. Send to editor@womenspress.com.

Imagine the Year 2060

People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.

How to Create a Village in an Urban Space

adapted from onthecommons.org

Language Beyond Words

Dr. Anna Ruelle (photo by Sarah Whiting) Dr. Anna Ruelle’s…

Reading to Live: Dyslexia and Racial Disparities in Minnesota

Parents recognized that their children were displaying behavioral problems at school, but not at home. I realized there was a problem bigger than they even knew.

Finding My Voice After Losing My Native Language

My father was just a child when he had to make the difficult decision to leave his dying mother in the jungle of Laos because she was too sick and weak to continue to run from communist forces. Learning my grandmother’s last words for the first time brought me grief and wisdom.

After Parental Rights are Terminated, Mothers Find Support in One Another

I am able to talk freely about my story without judgment and with total acceptance. This has changed my life.

Step 2: Define Success on Individual Basis

Somebody came into my office and said ‘I relapsed yesterday. I already talked to my probation officer. I already have my bags packed to go to treatment.’ That is success for that person.

Step 1: Expand Treatment Centers

We can interrupt the cycle of children aging up into homelessness, which is a problem in our state.