Updated: Jan 22
September 7 @ 7:30 pm
This year we had Resource Night on campus at RVU in the auditorium. We focused on local and government programs and resources to help individuals save money during their time at RVU-SU. We had six different presenters talk about the various resources.
Jessie Sterr gave an awesome presentation on EBT (food stamps) and WIC. She shared about the application process for both programs, tips and tricks for how to get the most out of these programs, and answered questions that some of our members had. Did you know when shopping to use your WIC card FIRST, then your EBT card, then lastly your card!
Helen Udy shared about the HEAT and Water program that students and their families can use to help cover the cost of utilities. KathrAnn Lee shared about some of the resources that MSP and RVU have to offer. These resources included WellConnect, which is an over the phone counseling and therapy resource which can be used by students and their significant others, the MSP website and Social Media pages, as well as the new RVU clinic that opened up this year. She also shared some information on budgeting and money saving apps.
We also had Selina Hoffman share about the Switchpoint Food Pantry. This is a great resource for those who don’t qualify for food stamps. This resource is something new that we all were able to learn about this year. They have a pantry for you to go and get food for free once a week. They also have a thrift store that on every 3rd Sunday, you pay $6 to fit whatever you want into a bag.
Paige Hinton shared about Medicaid. She gave various tips and tricks for navigating Medicaid and also shared her family’s story about how Medicaid has been a great help to them during their medical school journey. Medicaid helps our qualifying low-income members with their medical expenses. Children can see doctors and dentists “in-unit” for free, it’s all covered by medicaid. Pregnant women have great benefits of doctors appointments, baby delivery, usually one free teeth cleaning, and dentist visits are covered as well, as long as they are “in-unit”. Medicaid covers “in-unit” visits and patient care for its members.
To end the night we had Caden and Charlie from Cambridge Financial group speak to us about life insurance, disability insurance, and Roth IRAs. They gave us some beneficial information on how we can utilize these different things during the masters and medical school programs and beyond. “It’s hard to put a price tag on peace of mind. That is why we assist our clients when picking the right life insurance plan. We find a plan that matches your lifestyle so that you can sleep better at night knowing you’re protected against the unexpected.” Want to learn more contact Charlie Barnett at 435-359-6237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the presentations we had a question and answer period while everyone that attended enjoyed pizza that was provided by Caden and Charlie as well as cookies. We want to say a big thank you to those who presented to our MSP members and some of their students, as well as those who attended the activity! It was a very beneficial night!