Shae Williams Poverty Warrior Spotlight

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Insurance Navigator Shae Williams:

How long have you worked at SDC?
I have been with SDC for seven years.

What do you do at SDC? Tell us how it helps in the war against poverty.
I help seniors increase their income and get money put back into their social security check if they meet the income guidelines. I also provide assistance with BadgerCare and FoodShare enrollment and renewals. I also do the Marketplace (Insurance). People can come in and sign up for any of these programs with me for free!

What motivates you? Why do you do this work?
I have always liked helping people, especially the elderly. I like to see people succeed in whatever their needs are.

Describe a time when you felt like your work at SDC made a difference in someone’s life.
I had a senior come in last week. She was applying for Food Share. Well, in our conversation, I was also able to help her with the Medicare Savings Program (getting money back in her social security check).

I also helped her get an appointment with Community Advocates for energy assistance. I also helped her with her taxes. She is now waiting to get her Homestead filing done. She said, “I am so glad I reached out to you and I will be telling others!”

Tell us something people don’t know about you.
I like to bake and I also like to plan parties and cook.

Lighting Round:

Dream vacation?

Most recent book read?
Not into reading right now

Favorite movie?
The Women of Brewster Place

Favorite song?
Too many to name

Favorite athlete?
Derek Jeter

Favorite local restaurant?
Red Lobster

Favorite hobby?
Doing crafts

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