TOLEDO STREETS NEW SP APER Our Positivity Issue Issue 108 $1 One Dollar suggested donation. Your donation directly benefi ts the vendor. Please only buy from badged vendors. Cover Art by Jess Telmanik, https://positivedoodles.com Where is YOUR Happy Place? Art Director Ed Conn put the question out to local community members: Where is your happy place? Individuals at Sunshine Live Life Positively Sunshine has touched so many lives through residential, vocational, supported employment and therapeutic programs. Page 4 Page 5 INSPIRING HOPE • FOSTERING COMMUNITY • CULTIVATING CHANGE Toledo Streets is a member of the International Network of Street Newspapers

TOLEDO STREETS NEW SP APER 3 4 4 5 P 9 YAAW 7 6 Where is your happy place? Walking the “in town” alleys of Perrysburg. Dean Kasperzak P 4 8 Cover Art: Jess Telmanik is a multidisciplinary designer who believes in the healing power of creativity. A mental health warrior and constantly evolving human being, she seeks to inspire others that it’s never too late to fi nd a voice and catch a vision. Her innovative outlook and passion for digital and traditional illustration shines through her vibrant artwork that serves as a reminder that it’s okay to be human. Her happy place is anywhere near water (pond, lake, waterfall, ocean). "Calms my soul to the core." 9 11 12 13 Page 2 Director's Desk Positivity and Hope I fi rmly believe that in any situation we have a choice to seek to fi nd the positive or the negative, writes Claire McKenna, Vendor Manager. Where is Your Happy Place in NW Ohio? Art Director Ed Conn put the question out to local community members: Where is your happy place? Oak Openings Scout Trail The echo of pileated woodpeckers knocking on hollow trees, the sight of a dozen deer leaping over fallen trees, the symphony of early spring frogs preparing for mating season – these can all be experienced in a walk along the Oak Openings Scout Trail. Discover New Practices: Exercises for a Better You 3 excellent exercises from the Greater Good Science Center. World Happiness Report Finland again the happiest place on Earth. Need a Dose of Positivity? Look No Further Than These Books at the Library It might be hard to stay positive with, you know…everything. But hope and optimism are what drives the human spirit. Individuals at Sunshine Live Life Positively Sunshine has touched so many lives through residential, vocational, supported employment and therapeutic programs. Young Artists at Work + Positivity = YAAWSITIVITY Every industry had to innovate to meet the safety guidelines. That’s what artists do—get creative. A Shot in the Arm for Homeless San Franciscans? Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery So how does one connect with a sense of positivity and hope while chaotically fl ailing about in a sea of overwhelm?

Positivity and Hope By Claire McKenna Positivity seems to be a bit of a buzz word lately, in my opinion. But I fi rmly believe that in any situation we have a choice to seek to fi nd the positive or the negative. Granted, lately the positive has been a little more diffi cult to uncover, but I promise you it is there. I think this is a great time for this issue and a time for refl ection about the positive aspects of our lives. As spring quickly seems to be announcing its arrival, new growth happens everywhere, including TSN. We have often seen an infl ux in new vendors and vendor sales as the world starts to step out into the sunshine again. Last year we didn’t experience that infl ux for obvious reasons and I was concerned that we may not experience a spring increase this year because things have been so different. But, sure enough, I have seen new vendors joining the team, old faces popping back up after months of no contact, and papers leaving the offi ce faster than before. In this pattern, I fi nd positivity because, no matter what, some things stay the same. This year holds special meaning because of the last twelve months. This time last year we did not get to experience the revival of community activities and the opportunity to soak up the sunshine with those closest to us. Although we may not be completely back to normal, there is a change in the atmosphere around Toledo Streets Newspaper as more and more vendors get the opportunity to get vaccinated. We’re also hearing announcements about larger events returning. Here at Toledo Streets Newspaper, we are beginning talks of how we can open up our space again as an intentional place for acceptance and community while keeping everyone safe. We are excited to see the positivity that will come out of vendors getting to experience our newness of our offi ce with the comfort of family. It is exciting to know that all the hard work put in by so many people is about to be experienced and enjoyed. And yet, I am struck with the feeling that although there are exciting and positive things coming, the positivity never left our TSN community. It may be weird to say but I think people experiencing homelessness were both the most affected and least affected people by the pandemic. Many of their resources were cut down and many weren’t eligible for the limited support that was available for the majority of the population. However, I think they were better prepared for hardship and more adaptable. Each one of them has been forced to overcome adverse situations and have remained hopeful. To me their continued hope through diffi cult times is the epitome of positivity. Positivity in our community is not necessarily always being “sunshine and roses,” but instead making it through the hard days with a hopeful and positive outlook that better days are coming. Positivity in our community is also reveling in the smaller moments. Moments that remind us of the good things in life and the human compassion that surrounds us. Whether that’s getting a favorite pudding fl avor in a Thursday lunch provided by donors or someone tipping $5.00 and a smile for the paper. Positivity isn’t something new or shiny here. It is an ever-present force both on the micro and macro level that keeps us moving. The Buck Starts Here Toledo Streets and its vendors are a powerful, community driven solution to the problem of homelessness. Our vendors earn their way out of their individual situations through a collaboration of journalism, local business partners and their own hard work. Use these four steps to be a part of the solution. Meet Vendors Buy a Paper Get Informed Take Action • Vendors -- the people who sell the paper -- are at the core of Toledo Streets' mission. Each year more than 70 indiviuals work as vendors with Toledo Streets. At any given time, more than 25 vendors are at work, in the rain, snow, or heat. Vendors play an active role in the management of TS, meeting regularly to discuss issues of concern and even serving on our board. • With the money made selling the newspaper, vendors are able to secure basic needs, independence and dignity, and work toward obtaining housing. Vendors buy papers for a quarter and sell them for a $1, keeping all income and tips for each sale. Toledo Streets tries to tie its editorial to three basic principals: • Inspiring Hope, Fostering Community, and Cultivating Change. We are a member of INSP, our global organization of street papers around the world which provides us with content relevent to social justice, homelessness, and street community around the world. • Donate to the organization and give vendors experiencing homelessness and poverty a hand up. It supports not only the paper but also issues throughout NW Ohio. • Volunteer your time and expertise and help the organization grow. • Share Toledo Streets with your network, and tell people about the organization. Page 3

I put the question out on a group text, and strangely enough, I received a lot more instant responses than when I asked for help moving an old couch up from the basement. People here really like to share their happy places. Where is Your Happy Place in NW Ohio? By Ed Conn As the TSN staff and volunteers prepare for Issue 108 and the theme of Positivity, I started pondering on the question, Where is my happy place in this corner of the world? I thought immediately of the Maumee River and my intimate relationship with this body of water, the largest feeder river into Lake Erie. Saga and I live along the western banks of the Maumee and benefi t from the gorgeous views every day: sunrises to the left and sunsets to the right. Straight out our deck we can see Audubon Island, host to a few pairs of nesting bald eagles, and nature’s Airbnb to visiting mergansers, mallards, tundra swans, blue heron, and others traveling North and South along the Mississippi Flyway. Toledo Lucas County Libraries The smell of books still gets me. As a kid growing up down the road from the Maumee Branch, I spent many summer days in the quiet stacks or perusing through the card catalog looking for a book to take me on an adventure. As an adult I’m amazed at how easily I can order exactly what I want: a mystery based in the Middle Ages, research about a local event or historical building, cookbooks, how-tos and lots of movies and music. Most of all, I know I can count on a librarian to guide me on where to fi nd what I’m looking for – even the most obscure. The Library is also the hub for activities that will be coming back soon: STEM events and reading clubs for kids, guest speakers, arts activities, even a cookbook club. Library membership is free. Sign up! Karen Gerhardinger Without a doubt, my “happy place” is rowing on the Great Maumee River, especially early in the morning when the river is as smooth as glass and all you can hear is the birds chirping even though we are in downtown Toledo. Steve McNally Weber’s Restaurant on the patio by the river on a Sunday afternoon with live music. Thursday night’s jazz in the garden at the Botanical Garden. Old West End walking, biking or driving around looking at the architecture. The beach at Maumee Bay. It’s hard to choose just one. Pam Weirauch Upon refl ection…any of the Metroparks. Michael Galbraith I kayak on the river during the warm season, and if the ice is solid enough, snowshoe out the island, 300 yards from my home, and a thousand miles from any thoughts of chaos, strife, and craziness. Pre-pandemic, I rowed on the river with the Toledo Rowing Club, sitting starboard side smack in the middle of an eight-person sweep boat pulling our way on weekday evenings to the I-75 bridge and back to International Park. Page 4 Walking the “in town” alleys of Perrysburg. Dean Kasperzak Cruising on a boat on the Maumee River. The Cloisters at the Toledo Museum of Art. Patrice Spitzer Outside of being anywhere with the people I love, my happy places are the museum, Metroparks, symphony concerts and walking on the river downtown. Kathleen Davis Anywhere by water. I’m particularly fond of Swan Creek and Middlegrounds Metroparks. Arika Michaelis I would say anywhere I could get comfortable with a good book. Or walking in our beautiful parks listening to nature while watching spring unfold. These things make my heart happy. Terri Camp On the river; in our boat. Nick Camp One of mine is defi nitely the Crane Creek preservation area. Curiously, there’s a little grove of unmarked gold dawn redwood sequoias growing out there that I loved fi nding. Also the protected beach there has the most amazing outcrop of well preserved fossils in huge limestone boulders, also being a peaceful place. Deanna Metts Oak Openings Metropark. Erin Peterson In my rowing shell launching from Toledo Rowing Club at the dock. Ann Broderick If you asked me about a year ago, I'd say the metro parks. Today, as hatred towards immigrants escalates and after being called names while we walked through our beloved metro parks, our happiest/safest moments are spent in our own home - behind locked doors. Anonymous, Immigrant turned citizen Oak Openings Scout Trail By Karen Gerhardinger The echo of pileated woodpeckers knocking on hollow trees, the sight of a dozen deer leaping over fallen trees, the symphony of early spring frogs preparing for mating season – these can all be experienced in a walk along the Oak Openings Scout Trail. The 17-mile trail around the exterior of the Western Lucas County park is one that I tackled in one eight-hour day with my husband early in the pandemic, but continue to take on in segments several times a week. From oak stands and prairie to sand dunes and Swan Creek tributaries, the trail offers a chance to really get away from it all – especially as it’s less traversed than the shorter trails. One day I sat on a bridge and marveled at the sunlight illuminating bubbles popping up from a log submerged in the sandy bottom of a creek. During another walk I spotted a Cooper’s Hawk circling over a pond that appears each spring for frog mating. In the winter it’s not unusual to see the prints of coyote, deer, fox and rabbits crisscross the path. Getting away takes only a pair of decent hiking boots (bring plastic bags to cover your feet in case you encounter wet areas), some water and snacks. Hike for a few hours or the whole day and come back Fostering Community

Discover New Practices 3 Exercises for a Better You from the Greater Good Science Center e) break down the job into subtasks: take everything out of the closet, sweep the fl oor, dust the shelves, get rid of stuff that you don’t need anymore, sort the things that you want to keep and put them in boxes, put the boxes back in the closet; f) remind yourself that it’s OK if you don’t do everything perfectly, or complete the entire task. Deliberate Practices for Kids Time Required Deliberate practice is a technique that your children can engage in whenever they want to develop a diffi cult skill. You can offer some guidance on how to do it, particularly when you see them struggling and in need of encouragement. These conversations can take anywhere from fi ve to 30 minutes. How to Do It Kids practice to reach all kinds of goals—writing their names, dribbling a basketball, playing a song on the guitar. Deliberate practice is a research-based technique that will make their practice sessions more effective so they can improve over time. Goal Visualization A way to tackle a daunting task Time Required 10 minutes daily for 3 weeks How to Do It Identify one goal that you would like to achieve in the next day or two and briefl y describe it in writing. Make sure that this goal is realistic and not too time-consuming (e.g., “tidy up the hall closet” rather than “clean the entire house top to bottom”) and something that is important to you (e.g., “spend more time with the kids” rather than “learn about the life cycle of the common fl y”). To help you visualize how you will go about accomplishing this goal, describe in writing the steps that you will take to get there. For example, if your goal is to tidy up the hall closet, these are the steps that you might take to achieve it: a) schedule one hour tonight that you will devote to cleaning; b) turn off your cell phone/other distractors; c) put on some comfortable clothes; d) turn on some upbeat music; Teach your kids these four principles of deliberate practice: Work on weaknesses: Rather than doing things that they already do well, children should focus on the things that are hard for them. For example, they might replay the part of their trumpet solo with the high notes that they’ve been having trouble with, rather than the parts that they know well. Give full concentration: Teach children to avoid distractions that Rethink failure: Teach your children that failure is a normal part of learning by modeling comfort with mistakes. Share your experiences of failure with your children, so they learn that we all fail sometimes—and these failures teach us lessons that help us in the future. Rethink frustration and confusion: Teach your children that frustration and confusion are a natural part of practice. Encourage them to see these feelings as signs that they are in the “stretch zone,” the space that helps us develop new skills. Rethink talent: Read books, watch TV interviews, or listen to podcasts with your children that focus on how musicians, athletes, or actors work on their craft to be successful. Talk to your children about how their favorite players or actors spend many hours practicing and getting feedback from their coaches or directors. Remind your children that they too can improve by seeking feedback and taking the time to practice. Share the experience: Encourage your children to share their experiences of failure, frustration, practice, and success with friends and family. Ask them to refl ect on the value of practice and how they are learning not only to expect that failure, frustration, and confusion will be part of the process, but to feel more comfortable with those experiences along the way. make it hard to stay on task, like noise, social media, or people nearby. Instead of writing an essay with their phone beside them while hanging out with friends, they might go to a quiet library and tuck their phone in their backpack. Get feedback: Encourage children to fi nd out what they got right and where they made mistakes by asking a teacher or coach or checking their work. For example, if they made mistakes on their long-division homework, they might review their work again and talk to their teacher about how they can solve those problems correctly in the future. Repeat until mastery: Encourage children to keep working on their weaknesses, stay on task, and get feedback until they master their specifi c goal. Because deliberate practice is hard, you can offer a few tips to help motivate your children to engage in it: Best Possible Self Foster Optimism by Imagining a positive future Time Required 15 minutes per day for two weeks How to Do It Take a moment to imagine your life in the future. What is the best possible life you can imagine? Consider all of the relevant areas of your life, such as your career, academic work, relationships, hobbies and health. What would happen in these areas of your life in your best possible future? For the next 15 minutes, write continuously about what you imagine this best possible future to be. Use the instructions below to help guide you through this process. It may be easy for this exercise to lead you to examine how your current life may not match this best possible future. You may be tempted to think about ways in which accomplishing goals has been diffi cult for you in the past, or about fi nancial/time/social barriers to being able to make these accomplishments happen. For the purpose of this exercise, however, we encourage you to focus on the future—imagine a brighter future in which you are your best self and your circumstances change just enough to make this best possible life happen. This exercise is most useful when it is very specifi c—if you think about a new job, imagine exactly what you would do, who you would work with and where it would be. The more specifi c you are, the more engaged you will be in the exercise and the more you’ll get out of it. Page 5

World Happiness Report e urgently need to learn from Covid-19,” said Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University professor e C Colum and di Sustai pande and director of the Center for Sustainable Development. “The In a Lamentable Year, Finland Again is the Happiest Country in the World World Happiness Report 2021 Looks at Relationship Between Well-being and COVID-19 NEW YORK, March 19 -- The 2021 World Happiness Report marks a somber moment as COVID-19 continues to rage on a little more than a year since it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). More than two million people have died worldwide and the threat of variants and uneven policy decisions on how to respond has created uncertainty in what the future holds. But despite this, there is hope that the end game is in sight, as vaccine rollout steadily increases while many continue to adhere to mask mandates and physical distancing. This year’s Happiness Report was faced with a unique challenge in trying to understand what effect the pandemic has had on subjective well-being and vice versa. Of all the factors usually supporting happiness, the most important for explaining COVID-19 death rates were people’s trust in each other, and confi dence in their governments. pandemic reminds us of our global environmental threats, the urgent need to cooperate, and the diffi - culties of achieving cooperation in each country and globally. The World Happiness Report 2021 reminds us that we must aim for wellbeing rather than mere wealth, which will be fl eeting indeed if we don’t do a much better job of addressing the challenges of sustainable development.” Every year the World Happiness Report normally compiles data from the previous three years of surveys. We do this to increase the sample size and keep the confi - dence bounds smaller. Looking at each country from 2018-2020, we fi nd these 10 are the happiest in the world : Finland Denmark Switzerland Iceland Netherlands Norway Sweden Luxembourg New Zealand Austria This year, however, because of the pandemic, we thought it would be interesting to also report how countries fared in 2020 only. We note that the one year samples are small enough, and the top country scores are so close, that the differences between nearby countries are not statistically signifi cant. Here are the top 10: Finland Factors helping to account for the variation between countries included: the age of the population; whether the country was an island; and proximity to other highly-infected countries. Cultural differences played a key role as well, including: confi dence in public institutions; knowledge from previous epidemics; income inequality; whether the head of government was a woman, and even whether lost wallets were likely to be returned. “The East Asian experience shows that stringent government Page 6 Iceland Denmark Switzerland Netherlands Sweden Germany Norway New Zealand Austria (Note: Luxembourg was not surveyed in 2020 and is represented by its 2018-19 survey in the offi cial rankings) It comes as no surprise as Finland once again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to survey data taken from the Gallup World Poll. It has always ranked very high on the measures of mutual trust that have helped to protect lives and livelihoods during the pandemic. The rankings overall remained very similar to last year. “Surprisingly there was not, on average, a decline in well-being when measured by people’s own evaluation of their lives,” said John Helliwell. “One possible explanation is that people see COVID-19 as a common, outside threat affecting everybody and that this has generated a greater sense of solidarity and fellow-feeling.” The report looks to answer a key question: “Why the different COVID-19 death rates across the world?” Death rates were very much higher in the Americas and Europe than in East Asia, Australasia, and Africa. “This has been a very challenging year, but the early data also show some notable signs of resilience in feelings of social connection and life evaluations.” said social psychologist Lara Aknin. policies not only control Covid-19 effectively, but also buffer the negative impact of daily infections on people’s happiness,” said Shun Wang, professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Mental health has been one of the casualties both of the pandemic and of the resulting lockdowns. When the pandemic struck, there was a large and immediate decline in mental health in many countries around the world. Estimates vary depending on the measure used and the country in question, but the qualitative fi ndings are remarkably similar. In the UK, in May 2020, a general measure of mental health was 7.7 percent lower than predicted in the absence of the pandemic, and the number of mental health problems reported was 47 percent higher. “Living long is as important as living well. In terms of well-being-years per person born, the world has made great progress in recent decades which even COVID-19 has not fully offset,” said Richard Layard, director of the Wellbeing Program at London School of Economics and Political Science. As one would expect with lockdowns and physical distancing, the pandemic had a signifi cant effect on workforce well-being. Falling unemployed during the pandemic is associated with a 12 percent drop in life satisfaction. “Strikingly, we fi nd that among people who stopped work due to furlough or redundancy, the impact on life satisfaction was 40 percent more severe for individuals that felt lonely to begin with,” said Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, director of the University of Oxford’s Wellbeing Center. “Our report also points towards a ‘hybrid’ future of work, that strikes a balance between offi ce life and working from home to maintain social connections while ensuring fl exibility for workers, both of which turn out to be key drivers of workplace well-being.”

Need a Dose of Positivity? Look No Further Than These Books from the Library. by Franco Vitella It might be hard to stay positive with, you know…everything. But hope and optimism are what drives the human spirit. It’s what will get us out of this pandemic (along with wearing your mask and vaccinations) and when things look bleak, turn to a book to pick you up. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling Things aren’t as bad as they seem! That’s not just a bit of optimism, but an objective truth when you look at the facts. In this book, Professor of International Health Hans Rosling examines how so often we tend to get things wrong when the facts state otherwise. After reading Factfulness, you’ll begin to realize that for the most part, you don’t really know anything, and that much of what you assume is based biases…and realizing that is a positive thing. Nothing is Wrong and Here is Why: Essays by Alexandra Petri Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri delivers this collection of essays that tries to explain American politics. If you feel like you’ve been living in a play right out of Theatre of the Absurd or are confounded by the surreal nature of everything we’ve experienced this past year (and are OK laughing about it), this is the book for you. Because hey, despite all our troubles, underneath is a silver lining of truth, humor, and good vibes. Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way by Mungi Ngomane The Danes have hygge. Norway has koeslig. Sweden has lagom. Japan has wa. Those concepts of coziness, balance, and order all have their place, but for something more all-encompassing, look no further than Ubuntu, a Xhosa word with origins in South African philosophy that ties all of us together. Ubuntu is the idea that we are all connected through our collective humanity, and we don’t need to live with division and discord. Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen While it’s not a positive thing to dig into generational trenches, Petersen makes a strong argument Page 7 how the one thing millennials have in common is burnout. Millenials are a generation saddled by debt, driven to maintain a social media presence, and confronted by endless tasks and to-do lists. Among the negativity though, is hope for a better way of living. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts Watts, who was best known for introducing scores of Westerners to Eastern philosophies, presents a distillation of different ideas that arrives at a simple conclusion: we view ourselves as isolated, when we are instead part of everything. As much as a manual for how to be a person if anything else, The Book is offers a way to rethink your outlook on life and reframe it in a positive light. WE’RE OPEN – IN-PERSON, GRAB & GO, ONLINE All Library locations are open for computer and WiFi access as well as browsing. If you’ve been enjoying Grab & Go Pick Up, Book Bundles, Zoom reference appointments and other new services, don’t worry - they are all still available!

Individuals at Sunshine Live Life Positively By Lana Smucker, Communications Coordinator, Sunshine Communities March 2021 Positivity overflows at Sunshine Communities. Sunshine is a non-profit organization in northwest Ohio supporting people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Founded over 70 years ago, Sunshine has touched so many lives through residential, vocational, supported employment and therapeutic programs. While Sunshine has grown to support dozens of homes within the community, there are nine living areas right on our Maumee campus supporting individuals who are more medically fragile. Each living area is named after a type of quilt pattern, an ode to our connection with the Mennonite denomination. One of those areas named, “Pine” is where 12 amazing individuals live and exude happiness, despite the many obstacles that have come in their lives. Life in Pine can look different than most people in our community. Many individuals supported in Pine are wheelchair users, and require staff support to do everyday tasks. When the pandemic came into our lives last year, Pine, like all Sunshine areas, took precautions very seriously. But precautions haven’t hindered Pine from keeping busy, connected, and having fun. Hunter uses Skype to call his Mom every evening at 7:30 p.m., and sees her through window visits on the weekends. Aaron is close with his father, who visits on the weekends and uses Skype to call with extended family in Florida. Joel connects virtually with his parents and recently enjoyed a car ride with them, a familiar family activity that left Joel beaming. While life with developmental disabilities can seem un-relatable to some, individuals in Pine experience many of the same obstacles shared by the broader community. Skylee is a hardworking student navigating the transitions of virtual and in-person learning. She’s been able to return to school in-person for four days a week at her new school as a junior high student. This year she is receiving services to help utilize her talking device, walker, and doing exercises. When Pine individuals aren’t connecting with loved ones or finishing school work, movie nights can commence. They can all watch together on the TV in their living room, while some prefer certain genres. Eric, Charles and Joel love comedies, cracking up the whole time. So much so, that they are proud owners of Step Brothers t-shirts. Aaron and Ryan enjoy watching The Proposal and like the scene when Sandra Bullock learns a dance. Jackie, a direct support professional, and Sarah, a medical technician, are just two of the many dedicated staff that support the Pine home. They started this tradition of movie nights to bring everyone together. “We let the individuals pick out the movie by asking them if they would like to watch it, and get their reaction,” Jackie said. It has become a regular event for Friday and Saturday nights. At Sunshine, staff are important parts of everyday life, resulting in close bonds with the individuals they support. Not only do staff provide support, but they go above and beyond with creativity and innovation. Nicole, a residential manager, recently held a Walk-A-Thon with a hallway and backyard scavenger hunt, and custom t-shirts which she hand-lettered in her spare time. “We oftentimes form a plan at the beginning of the shift for instance, today, we decided at the beginning of the shift that after dinner we were going to bowl. Each individual got a couple turns and it brought out so many smiles and much laughter. Pine is full of positivity. We try so hard to keep the individuals busy with activities and celebrate even the smallest victories!” Sarah said. Positivity and contagious smiles aren’t in short supply in the Pine home. Whether you’re at Pine, at another Sunshine home, or just relating in your community, people with developmental disabilities will bring positivity into your life. Page 8

Young Artist at Work + Positivity = YAAWSITIVITY from home. With schools closing, a racial reckoning and an election, the whole team had much to express. These young people made art to process their experience and got paid to do it. To speak more about the first-hand apprentice experience, I reached out to a very positive 2020 YAAW Apprentice, Ma’laya Edwards. What does positivity mean to you? Positivity overall like if you show positivity to other people, that support and love blocks out all the negativity and lifts up one another. How can art be a vehicle for positivity? It has been one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and the last twelve months have been grueling. From the fear of uncertainty to the unrelenting news cycle, to the new normal, we’ve adapted. In times that are so grim, we savor every crumb of joy we can get. People find ways to feel a sense of control like baking bread or writing a pen pal. When the entire world has been disrupted, taking time to be thankful is the simplest way to gain perspective. Practicing gratitude daily is an act of self-preservation. In this time of uncertainty, I’ve remained grateful to retain employment with an organization that helps make Toledo a more fun place to live. The Arts Commission works to build a creative and cultural community in Toledo, inspire vibrancy in our neighborhoods, and to celebrate life through art. The Arts Commission promotes art through programs like Art in Public Places, Art Loop, Creative Placemaking, Artist Services, Young Artists at Work (YAAW) and the Momentum festival. All of these programs bring people together to celebrate art. Almost overnight, gathering was prohibited to prevent viral spread. Every industry had to innovate to meet the safety guidelines. That’s what artists do—get creative. In lieu of the Art Loop events, curated Art Boxes were made available for people to take home and try techniques from local artists. The Momentum Festival shifted to a safe and discoverable format to encourage Toledoans to explore— including new murals in partnership with Art in Public Places. Artist Services quickly pivoted to offer artists emergency relief grants for those who lost income. With support from the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Jordan Buschur meticulously coordinated the granting of over $425,000 to area artists in need. Talk about making lemonade. Positivity can seem like a nonrenewable resource, but it’s really more like a contagion. By summer, it still wasn’t absolutely safe to work in person and Young Artists at Work had to stray from its model too. Since 1994, the Arts Commission has hired teenagers each summer to make art, make friends, and make money. For the first time in 26 years, the YAAW program had to go virtual. With help from the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, each apprentice was able to work from home with iPads. Even though this was the first remote program, the apprentices were able to create a 65-ft photography installation, a mural design and a portrait series to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the formation of The League of Women Voters, and the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. This was the first job for many of the apprentices and the first time any of us were working Art is a vehicle for positivity because in art there is no right or wrong and you can’t judge people. Everyone expresses their feelings, thoughts and opinions through art. In my opinion, all art is positivity because it expresses that person whether it’s through paper, music, or dance. Expressing yourself in any way is always positive because everyone needs to get out whatever they have inside. Can you talk about how the 2020 YAAW program was a positive experience? It allowed people from all different cultures and regions to get together and do something that they all have in common. YAAW allows you to meet new people, share thoughts, discoveries, and techniques. We all accepted each other. I really felt at home in that program because there was no judging and everyone was accepting of each other’s art. I was hesitant about applying because of the pandemic, but it was still enjoyable and creative. Is there anything you want people to know about you, YAAW or positivity? Positivity is essential in life. Always try to keep a positive attitude. Art heals us on an individual level and beautifies our city and this creates a hopeful future. It’s a positivity butterfly effect. When we see that someone has created art in a place, we care about it and feel it’s cared for. We can do this together on a personal level and a civic level. Everyone walks away from the summer with something different. Some teens build confidence in their art skills, find their voice as a leader, or make a dear friend. Young Artists at Work has evolved over the years, but almost anyone who goes through the program can tell you, it’s a fun job that shows the arts as a reasonable career and it’s an overall formative and positive experience. To view YAAW artwork or for more information, please visit theartscommission.org. Artwork by: Dylan Smith Page 9

MEDICAL & DENTAL SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS At the Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless, we provide FREE services: • Adult Primary Care • Dentistry • COVID-19 testing • HIV Testing and Counseling • Pregnancy Testing • Blood Pressure Checks • Physicals • Prescription Assistance • On-site Vision Center • Pharmacy Services • Blood Sugar Checks • Flu Shots • 24 hour Nurse Triage • Social Services • Hygiene Kits • Change of Clothes Services are provided by a team of board-certified providers. Eligibility for services: • Living on the street • Staying in a shelter or transitional housing • Doubling up (staying with a friend or family member) MONDAY – FRIDAY: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (DROP IN AND APPOINTMENT) • 1415 JEFFERSON AVENUE (CLINIC ENTRANCE ON 15TH ST.) TOLEDO OH, 43604 • 419-241-4230 Page 10

International Network of Street Papers recommend three or four weeks between doses, depending on the vaccination. A drop-in clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will also serve unhoused seniors regardless of ZIP code or insurance status, according to the City’s plan. But what’s still fuzzy is the exact timeline for vaccinations. Brian Edwards, a human rights organizer at the Coalition on Homelessness, which publishes Street Sheet, has been involved in the planning with City officials for the past month. “There’s no firm date” when the rollout will reach the homeless population, he said. “I suppose it’s because of the supply of the vaccine, but they’re just not moving fast enough.” Photo credit: SF Chronicle A Shot in the Arm for Homeless San Franciscans? Different countries are rolling out their COVID-19 vaccine stocks to different demographics at different rates. In the US, the picture is even more complicated: with no top-down governmental approach, individual states are working off their own plans. A report from Street Sheet about how homeless people in San Francisco will be able to get the jab. By TJ Johnston Where homeless people fit in the Golden State’s plans to vaccinate residents against COVID-19 has been in flux for the past month. San Francisco officials — as well as houseless San Franciscans — might have to wait longer than expected for things to fall into place. Last month, the state reorganized the phases of its prioritization plan to immunize Californians. Health care workers — the highest prioritized group in the plan — had already started receiving vaccinations. The next phase of the state’s original plan included unhoused and incarcerated people, who would have been getting shots alongside people aged 65 and over, and essential workers such as educators, child care providers and food and agricultural workers. But as of publication time, they’re not. That changed when the state announced a new prioritization system early last month. While most unhoused people still qualify — most are over 65 or have disabilities or other underlying health conditions — confusion reigned over homeless people and service providers alike as to how soon vaccine supplies will come their way, not to mention when they will get their shots. The vaccine would provide protection against the coronavirus and its variants for a population already rendered medically vulnerable from living without stable housing. When Street Sheet contacted the San Francisco Department of Public Health about when vaccines will be given to homeless folk, DPH replied with a statement from the City’s COVID Command Center, a collaborative of several City departments, saying it’s still waiting for guidance from the state. On 24 February, the department and Command Center released their vaccination plan, which will hinge on mobile teams visiting congregate settings and outdoor sites. These include shelters, permanent supportive housing sites, shelter-in-place and isolation/quarantine hotels, encampments and “safe sleep” sites. “A guiding principle of this work will be bringing the vaccine to Page 11 people who are not able to easily access traditional settings like a doctor’s office or pharmacy,” the Command Center said in a statement. The two groups added that the San Francisco Health Network, UC San Francisco and assorted community organizations would assist in outreach. Once vaccine recipients receive their first dose, health workers hope to record the vaccinations electronically, follow up on the recipients’ conditions and ensure they receive a second dose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Frontline SIP hotel and shelter workers are included in Phase 1A of the vaccine rollout but did not have reliable access to vaccines until 15 February. Based on contacts he made with service providers, Edwards estimated a majority of shelter staff aren’t yet vaccinated, possibly because the information of eligibility hasn’t reached them. “There should be a big fucking sign [at the shelters]” to direct front-line workers and homeless people to where they can get vaccinated, he said. One positive development Edwards found is the public health department’s inclusion of permanent supportive housing residents in its plan. “The people (at DPH) decided that people in PSH sites can be homeless, too,” he said. Courtesy of Street Sheet / INSP. ngo

Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery Rebecca Przybylski, MDiv., Integral Associate Coach™ Core Member and Practitioner with HHWG Around the world over the last 12 months we have all been through an extraordinarily disruptive season. From youngest to oldest, it seems no one has been able to escape the interference of the global pandemic. Countless changes, transitions, and layer upon layer of losses have ceaselessly bombarded us for over a year now. So how does one connect with a sense of positivity and hope while chaotically flailing about in a sea of overwhelm?? I have certainly been doing my best to navigate this tumultuous time and sometimes it does feel like I’m sinking under the weight of it all. In addition to my own wellness I am also trying to help my children and some others find a sense of ground when almost everything feels shaky and uncertain. To say that it has been a struggle is an understatement. Recently, while I was reflecting on my own experience over the last year I landed on a metaphor that I have since shared with a handful of friends. Living through this last year has been like riding in the back seat Page 12 With so much in flux, there has been one consistently bright spot for me over the last year. I have found a place to fan my waning positivity flame over at Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery. The folks who serve in this nonprofit offer an amazing array of services, many of with a really bad driver who rapidly slams down the gas and then quickly jumps on the brakes, leaving you lurching back and forth, repeatedly whiplashed. Never quite sure when the next lurch is coming, you inevitably begin to brace yourself and hold on tight in anticipation for the next jolt. And after such a prolonged season of bracing and tensing, you come to experience a profound weariness, an exhaustion penetrating the body, mind and soul. In our weary and exhausted state, what can we do to nurture our overall wellness and find a way to reconnect to a spirit of positivity?? Finding times and ways to gently nurture yourself can be a doorway into a more positive mindset. However, sometimes we really do need help from others. And honestly, in such a depleted state it can be a challenge to even know where to begin looking for help these days. Many don’t have the means or insurance to pay for the help they desperately need or want. which have helped me to personally find a way into greater health, healing, and hope during this last year. With services offered both online and in person I have been able to access exactly what I have needed. Holistic Hands opened its doors over on 2086 Brookdale Rd. in 2020. That means it’s pretty likely that most people around Toledo don’t yet know about the diverse services being offered by the team. So, let me give you a peek. Some of our offerings include: craniosacral therapy, crystal bowl sound baths and crystal bowl sound therapy, massage therapy, reiki, personal training, yoga, zumba and other group fitness classes. Additionally, we have an integrative health practitioner and dietician who can run lab work for you. We also have practitioners who offer transformational life coaching, meditation classes, listening groups, retreats, various pop-up workshops, and team building experiences. Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery, Inc. is a nonprofit community-building organization that can easily and comfortably be a home base for anyone in any religion, belief system, background, ethnicity or non-religion. Holistic Hands is located on the edge of the UT campus and focuses on providing opportunities for holistic wellness to the University of Toledo and surrounding community. Holistic Hands encourages, supports, nourishes and works with its community members to find harmony in mind, body, and soul. We recognize a growing need for assistance with mental health and wellness, and we strive to serve those in need by providing safe outlets and therapies, as well as opportunities for artistic expression. Our goal is to make healing and wellness opportunities available and affordable to anyone. We provide a sliding fee scale and financial assistance for services if needed. Holistic Hands is family friendly, and will offer wellness opportunities to people of all ages. For those who are unable to find a quiet space at home we want you to take advantage of our outdoor green spaces, mown labyrinth, swings, or to simply come and decompress in the lobby with a coloring sheet before returning to school or home. Holistic Hands is committed to adapting services as the needs of the community grow and change. Check out our website www. HolisiticHandsWellnessGallery.org to access a full list of our offerings and services, or give us a call at (567) 218-3188 to find some additional support during these trying times.

Director’s Desk - Positivity As we make our way past the one year mark of the beginning of the pandemic and quarantine, I fi nd myself refl ecting on what the last year has looked like at Toledo Streets for our community, especially for our vendors. Between halting paper sales, a new executive director, moving offi ces and an eventual full reopening, our vendors have been asked to adapt a lot. And yet in these moments of uncertainty TSN vendors have remained resilient. While this year has been a lot of change and challenges, we’ve also taken any opportunity to celebrate. Toledo Streets Vendor Week in February reminded TSN vendors that the community sees them and loves them. We hung your words in our offi ce on post-it notes vendors could take to continue to encourage them on their path to fi nancial autonomy. Early this year, we celebrated vendor manager, Claire McKenna’s two years at Toledo Streets with a social distant party. And while we are in the planning stages of reopening the full offi ce, we’re hopeful to celebrate our ability to gather and cultivate the community we’ve been craving since the offi ce closed. It is within these moments positivity and joy are abundant. The past few colder months have been rough on vendors and the newspaper program. With the streets of Downtown Toledo already lacking the pre-pandemic bustle, the cold had driven out most remaining traffi c. Additionally, vendors had been seeking shelter instead of slinging papers causing paper sales to be shockingly low. In saying this, I’m hoping when you see vendors out this month, you’ll not only purchase a paper but encourage a friend to purchase one, give more generously and spend a moment longer to remind vendors their hard work is recognized and they are loved. I AM INCLUDING A ONE-TIME DONATION OF: � $1000 COVERS COST OF PRINTING ONE MONTH OF TOLEDO STREETS NEWSPAPER � $500 ELIMINATES BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT BY PROVIDING ALL NEW VENDORS WITH VESTS, SIGNS AND BADGES � $250 SUPPORTS TOLEDO STREETS EMPLOY VENDORS’ CREATIVITY IN STORY-TELLING, POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND MORE � $100 � $50 PROVIDES ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES SUCH AS SOCKS, HATS, HAND-WARMERS AND PONCHOS TO TSN VENDORS SETS 20 NEW VENDORS UP FOR SUCCESS AFTER ORIENTATION BY PROVIDING THEM WITH 10 FREE PAPERS EACH � $______ A GIFT AT ANY LEVEL MAKES A DIFFERENCE NAME ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________ CITY _______________________________ STATE _______ZIP________________ TELEPHONE ____________________________ EMAIL_____________ � I AM INTERESTED IN RECEIVING EMAIL NEWSLETTERS FROM TOLEDO STREETS NEWSPAPER � I WOULD LIKE TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT HOW MY COMPANY/ORGANIZATION CAN SUPPORT TOLEDO STREETS NEWSPAPER TOLEDO STREETS NEWSPAPER CREATES INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY BY PRODUCING A NEWSPAPER AND OTHER MEDIA THAT ARE CATALYSTS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE Page 13

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TOLEDO STREETS NEW SP APER Mail: 1216 Madison Avenue Toledo, OHIO 43604 TOLEDO STREETS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, CORP. Board of Directors – 2020 Chair Lauren M. Webber Treasurer Candace Bishop Secretary Kristy Lee Czyzewski Ken Leslie Michelle Issacs Abby Sullivan Shannon Nowak Shawn Clark Amy Saylor LaParis Grimes Wanda Boudrie Julia Hage-Welsh a new job, because he lost his old job because of presiding judge, Leonie Mengel, as he summed up the case after the two-day trial. Michael P. has said that he wants to fi nd attack. “I was drunk,” he admitted in the courtroom. “Otherwise I wouldn’t have done such a stupid thing.” P. seemed depressed as he described in court how he felt that his life had been slipping through his fi ngers. He has suffered for many years from a rare nerve disease: problems with walking and balance are consequences of the disease and sometimes he is unable to leave the house despite using medication. The fact that he could only calm his nerves with alcohol was confi rmed by an expert. Did the combination of alcohol and pills make him aggressive? This possibility cannot be excluded, according to the expert. However, “how [the attack] actually happened remains unclear,” said the his sentence, mainly as a result of his behaviour after the attack. While it is true that he ran away on the night of the attack, shortly afterwards he apologised to the victim in person on several occasions. And, although the victim told him that he didn’t need to go to the police, P. did so a little while later. “I wanted to take responsibility for what I did,” he said in court. Sven, his victim, did not appear in court, but later said in a conversation with Hinz&Kunzt that, “if he hadn’t contacted the police then they never would have found him, so he has my respect for that.” Michael P. only vaguely remembers the The 27-year-old got off so lightly, in terms of Seifert, the coroner, in the court proceedings that were held nearly seven months after the attack. Sven, a homeless man, had to be taken by ambulance for treatment in hospital. The sentence for the attacker was rather mild: he was sentenced to one year and three months in custody for causing grievous bodily harm and given a further two years on probation. This was just what the prosecution asked for. After he completes his sentence, Michael P. will be a free man. “He was incredibly lucky,” said Dragane he could sleep deeply. It was 6.20pm when a dark fi gure suddenly appeared in front of him at the Ohlsdorf station in Hamburg, where he had settled down to sleep. Then things kicked off. “I was only just able to prop myself up,” the 45-year-old remembers. Then came the pain as a 12-centimetrelong cut was slashed across Sven’s throat. It could have been fatal. Vendor Representative Marthia Russell Julie M. McKinnon Ken Leslie Chris Csonka Deb Morris Zobaida Falah • Kristy Lee Czyzewski• • Treasurer Lauren M. Webber Secretary • Vice-Chair Tom Kroma For Sven, the attack came out of nowhere. In the evening, he had some drinks so that By Benjamin Laufer and Jonas Füllner Ohlsdorf station in Hamburg when he was slashed across the neck in an unprovoked attack that could have cost him his life. His life-threatening injuries were infl icted on him by a 27-year-old, who admitted that he was drunk at the time of the attack and who later handed himself into police after running away from the scene of the crime. Hinz&Kunzt learns more about the attack and its repercussions. Translated from German by Hazel Alton Courtesy of Hinz&Kunzt / INSP.ngo • • • • Bryce Roberts Chair respect the space of other vendors, particularly the space of vendors who have been at a spot longer, and will position myself at least two blocks away from a working vendor unless otherwise approved; 45-year-old Sven was sleeping outside • “I get scared by every little noise”: The aftermath of a violent attack • Board of Directors – 2018 Mail: 913 Madison Street Toledo, OHIO 43604 CONTINUED FROM P 3TOLEDO STREETS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, CORP. OUR GLOBAL INSP COMMUNITYOur Global INSP Community Page 19 understand I am not a legal employee of Toledo Streets but a contracted worker responsible for my own well-being and income; • not buy/sell Toledo Streets under the infl uence of drugs or alcohol; agree to sell no additional goods or products when selling the paper; his illness. “I want to get my life back on track,” he said, after four months in custody. Sven’s life has been unsettled since the attack last winter. “Sleeping has changed,” he explains, “I get scared by every little noise.” Sven would most like to have his own apartment, or at least a room of his own. When you have your own place, he says, “you can sleep properly again.” agree to treat others- customers, staff and other vendors - respectfully, and I will not “hard sell”, threaten or pressure customers; only purchase the paper from Toledo Streets staff or volunteers and will not sell papers to other vendors; agree not to ask for more than a dollar or solicit donations for Toledo Streets by any other means; All vendors must agree to the following code of conduct to: The following list is our Vendor Code of Conduct, which every vendor reads through and signs before receiving a badge and papers. We request that if you discover a vendor violating any tenets of the Code, please contact us and provide as many details as possible. Our paper and our vendors should positively impact the city. While Toledo Streets is a non-profi t program, and its vendors are independent contractors, we still have expectations of how vendors should conduct themselves while selling and representing the paper. Vendor Code of Conduct understand Toledo Streets strives to be a paper that covers homelessness and poverty issues while providing a source of income for the unhoused and underprivileged. I will try to help in this effort and spread the word. understand my badge is the property of Toledo Streets and will not deface it. I will present my badge when purchasing the papers and display my badge when selling papers. I realize badges cost $1 to replace when lost or damaged; always have in my possession the following when selling Toledo Streets: my Toledo Streets badge, a Toledo Streets sign, a vendor’s license waiver from the mayor, and Toledo Streets papers; agree to only use professional signs provided by Toledo Streets; Toledo Streets is a monthly publication called a street paper. We are part of a worldwide movement of street papers that seeks to provide simple economic opportunities to homeless individuals and those experiencing poverty. Our vendors purchase each paper for $.25 and ask for a dollar donation. In exchange for their time and effort in selling the paper, they keep the difference. They are asking for a hand up, not a hand out. By purchasing the paper, you have helped someone struggling to make it. Not just in terms of money, but also in dignity of doing something for themselves. We thank you. FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER Crystal Jankowski Our Staff EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR John Keegan WRITING TEAM LEADER Jonie McIntire ART DIRECTOR Ed Conn Toledo Streets seeks to empower individuals struggling with extreme poverty to participate on a new level in the community through self-employment, job training, and contributorship. Our Mission Toledo Streets is a registered nonprofi t corporation in Ohio. While your gifts to the vendors, who are independent contractors, are not taxed deductible, any donations you make directly to our organization are deductible. These monies go to supporting programming, which includes job training and skills development. Our vendors purchase each paper for $.25 and ask for a dollar donation. In exchange for their time and effort in selling the paper, they keep the difference. They are asking for a hand up, not a hand out. By purchasing the paper, you have helped someone struggling to make it. Not just in terms of money, but also in dignity of doing something for themselves. We thank you. Toledo Streets is a monthly publication called a street paper. We are part of a worldwide movemment of street papers that seeks to provide simple economic opportunities to homeless individuals and those experiencing poverty. Toledo Streets is a registered nonprofi t corporation in Ohio. While your gifts to the vendors, who are independent contractors, are not tax deductible, any donations you make directly to our organization are deductible. These monies go to supporting programming, which includes job training and skills development. Our Mission Toledo Streets seeks to empower individuals struggling with extreme poverty to participate on a new level in the community through self-employment, job training, and contributorship. Our Staff EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Arika Michaelis VENDOR MANAGER Claire McKenna ART DIRECTOR Ed Conn INTERNS John Brindley, II Julia Holder Trinity Episcopal Church Vendor Code of Conduct As a vendor representing Toledo Streets Newspaper , I: • • • • • • • • • • • • agree not to ask for more than a dollar or solicit donations for Toledo agree to treat all others—customers, staff, pressure customers. agree to stay off other private Toledo property and highway understand I am not a legal employee of for my own well-being and income. Streets Newspaper vendors—respectfully, exit Toledo under and ramps when selling Streets Newspaper agree to sell no additional goods or products when selling the paper. will not buy/sell the in luence agree to only use professional signs provided by Toledo Toledo Streets badge, a Streets sign, and of but drugs will always have in my possession the following when selling Toledo Toledo Streets papers. understand my badge, vest, and sign are the property of Toledo them in any way. Toledo I Streets will Toledo a or Streets Newspaper. Streets Newspaper agree that badges and signs are $5 to replace and vests are $10 to replace. understand that when you are wearing your vest you are representing Toledo inappropriate behavior while representing Streets Newspaper may result in Streets Newspaper : my Toledo will and Streets Newspaper, disciplinary not alter thus action any by any not contracted alcohol. will respect the space of other vendors and will position myself at least two blocks away from a working vendor unless otherwise approved. other means. “hard sell,” threaten Streets Newspaper. worker responsible or Page 15

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