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June 30, 2015


MASW 2009 Annual Report
(issued March 30, 2010)

Special thanks to Stephanie Pate
Full-time practicum student at MASW
Completing her Masters of Social Work degree
At the University of Missouri - Columbia
Who completed much of the work for
Our 2009 Annual Report

MASW 2008 Annual Report

A "snapshot" of 2008 people and events at MASW

MASW issues various reports and publications concerning key social issues. Members of MASW receive a subscription to the Legislative News, which report the social policy legislation in the current Missouri General Assembly. Back issues are available upon request.

Joining MASW is easy with our on-line registration. An Endorsement Form is also available for organizations that would like to join our educational and legislative efforts.

Issue Areas

Asset Development

Directory of Asset Development Providers in Missouri pdf
Prepared by the Missouri Asset Development Coalition (2005)

2003 Bi-State IDA conference PowerPoint presentations and handouts:

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Criminal Justice

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Economic Justice

FERAF TV Spots for Oct-Nov 2010

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Health & Mental Health

Has the Cost of YOUR Health Insurance Gone Up? pdf
Researched and Written by Sharon Feltman, MPA, LPN (April 2007)

Measuring the Decline in Children's Participation in the Missouri Medicaid Program pdf
Written by Joel Ferber, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (September 2006)

Survey Measures Impact of Medicaid Cuts
A March 2006 report released by MASW and the Missouri Budget Project shows that low-income Missourians who were cut from the state’s Medicaid health insurance program are coping by cutting back on food and utilities and seeking care at emergency rooms and free or community-based clinics Read the Report pdf, Download the Complete Tables pdf, and Read the Press Release pdf

Missouri Health Coverage Assurance: A Common Sense Vision for Medicaid Reform and a Better Health Care Delivery System pdf (January 2006)

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Housing & Homelessness

Home, Sweet Homeless! Drawings of Homeless Children pdf
This booklet describes an attempt to let some homeless children speak through pictures. (November 2004)

Tenant Survival Manual pdf
Written by Joe Squillace, Housing Comes First, St. Louis, MO. (2002)

Homelessness in Missouri, The Rising Tide pdf
A census of homeless shelters conducted in 2001. (May 2002)

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Human Rights

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Food Stamp Value is Eroding pdf
A 2007 report explains the provision in the 1996 welfare reform law that halted the yearly inflation increase in the standard deduction that people take when figuring out how many food stamps they are eligible for. Before 1996, the standard deduction was increased for inflation, but since 1996 it has remained unchanged. Because of this, the value of food stamps is going down each year- even if individuals are receiving the same amount each year.

Missouri Food Stamp Program:  Good For Families; and Good for Farmers: Good for Missouri pdf
Hunger Task force in conjunction with Missouri Budget Project and Legal Services of Eastern MO released a report on the Food Stamp Program in Missouri for 2006.

Supplemental Food Stamps for Senior Citizens Would Help Reduce Hunger in Missouri pdf
An Analysis of HB 454 written by Joel Ferber and James Frost, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for MASW (February 2007)

Fact Sheet on House Bill 454 (Supplemental Food Stamps) pdf
Derived from paper written by Joel Ferber & James Frost, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (February 2007)

Food Stamps: Declining Access for Missouri's Food-Insecure & Eligible Families pdf
Estimates the number of eligible persons in each of Missouri's 114 counties and the City of St. Louis who are not receiving food stamps. There are 80 Missouri counties serving below the state average, with one county, Nodaway, as low as 21%. (May 2000)

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