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Crisis Assistance Services

Family Voices Indiana has learned that contracts with Meridian Services, a Mental Health Provider, and Anthony Wayne Services, a Developmental Disabilities services provider –AWS, to provide supports in a timely and intensive manner for individuals with developmental disabilities experiencing extreme behavioral or psychiatric issues have been discontinued effective June 30th. Members of FV are currently reporting that "most of the entities have stopped taking new clients effective immediately because they cannot do follow-through on complex cases that might go beyond the June 30th cut-off date. We contacted the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) of Indiana to get an official announcement on this to share with you. We have not yet received that announcement. Because of the critical impact of Crisis Assistance Services including:

■24/7/365 Telephone Crisis Support
■In-Home technical assistance
■Out-of-Home short term residential
■Follow-along post crisis in…

HELP children whose immigrant parents are detained

FV Indiana shares the following for your consideration:

Dear Family Voices and F2F HIC Friends:

I am writing to urge you to support Senator Franken’s HELP Separated
Children Act. I am including a copy of an email from his office along
with the letter of support and the list of endorsers to date.

Why should Family Voices and F2F HICs be concerned about this
legislation?

Currently, when immigration agents apprehend a parent or caregiver,
there is no requirement that they be given the opportunity to make
childcare arrangements. If they are detained, there is no requirement
that parents or caregivers be informed of the location of their
children or be permitted to communicate with child welfare agencies and
comply with reunification plans. Furthermore, there is no guarantee
that detained parents will have sufficient time and access prior to
removal to obtain travel documents for their children. As a result,
many parents and caregivers who are deported are unable to arrange to
have their chil…