Three of us met Tuesday (11/28) with Ms. Kim Fraser, Executive Director, and Mr. Dave Hackman, lawyer with Prosecutor’s Office representing the ADAMHS Board. Although Mr. Hackman said that the answers to our questions where not necessarily meant to be… Read More ›
Month: November 2017
We attended the Board of Directors meeting today. Our initial impression is a well run governmental agency that operates with compassion for the citizens using their services. They passed their 2018 Budget…..$7.4 million for capital expenditures and $14..7 million for… Read More ›
Housing & Medicaid
Have you heard of “food insecurity” or “housing insecurity”? It reminds us that there are many citizens living in Lake County and the State of Ohio having trouble getting “3 squares a day” and a “roof over their head”. It… Read More ›
Staggering statistics on mental health issues….
I read some interesting statistics in the 2017 Annual Report of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. # of Adult Americans Mental Health Issue … Read More ›
Rules for Non-Profit 501c3 entities….
1. There Are Limits To Legislative Lobbying. A 501c3 organization is allowed to spend a maximum of 20% of its total operating budget on legislative lobbying. Some specific restrictions may be placed for certain industries in addition to this operating… Read More ›
Wickliffe….seeking revitalization solutions…
Thanks to Patriot 9997 for the following information: The News-Herald reported on a meeting by Wickliffe officials, the Port Authority and Lake County Commissioner Cirino. Here is a link to their article: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20171124/wickliffe-euclid-avenue-corridor-committee-receives-input-from-expert In the article, they mention about the… Read More ›
Medicaid….what is it?
I found a website that provides a great deal on information on Medicaid. Did you know that Medicaid is source of funding for nonprofits, and is jointly financed by federal and state governments? The States use it as a source… Read More ›
RSVP….Here is their idea of accounting for taxpayers’ money
Ever hear of RSVP? Here is a link to their website: http://rsvplc.org/ They told me in a phone conversation that they are “an employment agency for volunteers”. Their financial information is produced by the Willoughby-Eastlake School District Treasurer’s office. They… Read More ›
We received copies of the IRS annual Form 990 from Crossroads, Lake County Adolescent Counseling Service, Inc. They provide Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment, Behavioral Health Counseling and Prevention Services for children in the community. During fiscal year ended 6/30/16, they… Read More ›
Willowick’s Catholic Church & the Land Bank partnership…
We have had it confirmed that the priest at St. Mary Magdalene church in Willowick stated to the congregation at mass that their old convent and rectory will be given to the Land Bank of Lake County. The plan is… Read More ›
Council on Aging……Senior Nutrition Program….
Are you looking for warm companionship, healthy, nutritious food…..then come to a lunch site near you. If you are 60 or older, come and share your interests, ideas, and experiences over a hot meal in the company of friends. There… Read More ›
Lake Council on Aging…2016 Annual Report
We attended the November board meeting and we were quite impressed with the commitment of the Board Members to the Seniors in Lake County. This is a dedicated group of individuals, doing meaningful work in the community and deserve our… Read More ›
Meet Painesville Manager & New Police Chief
For Painesville residents you might like to meet your new police chief and the City Manager…here are the particulars of where and when… Meet-Greet_Monica_and_Dan
NAFTA..the big, big deception on all of us….
Most citizens have no idea what NAFTA means. It is a scam to increase corporate profits to the determent of U.S. workers. Here is an article that does a great job of explaining what is happening and why it is… Read More ›
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center…financial results
I never realized social work could be so profitable….. The Lake County ADAMHS Board has been supporting the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center with a payment of $28,000 for each of the last three years – 2015, 2016, and 2017 –… Read More ›
Chain migration explained
You have probably heard of chain migration. The objective of our immigration laws where changed by Congress in 1965 from “merit based system” that allows for assimilation to one of “family reunification”. Here is an article by the Federation for… Read More ›
For the betterment of mankind or for profit?…you decide
Earlier this year, when I was trying to gain some knowledge about the opioid epidemic that was ravaging Lake County, I went to get information from the Lake – Geauga Recovery Center located in Mentor. I was given their standard… Read More ›
John Basilone – World War ll Medal of Honor Winner
My father-in-law, George Basilone, was always proud to have the same last name as the World War ll hero, John Basilone (also known as Manilla John). John is a legend in the Marine Corp, being the only enlisted recipient of… Read More ›
U.S. Armed Forces Insignias..
U.S. Army – U.S Marines U.S. Air Force U.S. Coast Guard
Unrig the Economy
I attended a meeting sponsored by Americans for Prosperity at Landerhaven today. Their keynote speaker was Ohio Senator Rob Portman. AFP’s five principles of tax reform are: Simple – Lower rates – Fewer Deductions – Eliminate Loopholes, Exemptions, or Deductions… Read More ›
Bridges: Mental Health Consumer Empowerment
A very disturbing statistic that I learned from the ADAMHS Board is that ~25% of our population has some type mental health issue. That is quite a remarkable – one out of every 4 people have a mental health issue!… Read More ›
ADAMHS Board….meet & greet
For those that would like to meet the ADAMHS Board executives and staff you have a chance at their Holiday Open House… When: December 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm Where: Their offices, Suite 205, main floor Victoria Place on… Read More ›
Affordable housing…look for more “stack and pack” solutions in the future.
Here is an article that may not impact Lake County now, but it will come eventually. http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-16/budget-policy-and-priorities/affordable-housing-and-medicaid-costs-making-the-connection/a60284-1
Signature Health…what’s up?
We sent our letter to Signature Health asking for their Form 990 for the last five years. We received a response from their President and CEO stating that for the past five years they have been a for-profit S corporation,… Read More ›
Fun at Lake MetroParks….
Some wonderful Christmas events planned by the Lake MetroParks: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/events-activities/events/candy-land-has-gone-wild http://www.lakemetroparks.com/events-activities/events/farmpark-toy-workshop?s=636471180000000000&e=636473052000000000 Sorry, but their event “Country Lights” has been sold out.
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