Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New family leaders at Family Voices

Family Voices Indiana is the local affiliate of National Family Voices. One of the founding purposes of Family Voices was to assist veteran parents to help other families raising their children with special health care needs. Experienced families listen and answer new families’ questions about a new diagnosis, help them find an accommodating dentist, or assist in negotiations with insurance companies. Family Voices helps other families improve, or learn more about: First Steps; Special Education; Medicaid; Medicaid Waivers; Respite; Vocational Rehabilitation; Community Accessibility; Health Care Funding; Health Care Services and many other things.

As the family to family health information center for the state, we continue that purpose by contracting family members with children with special health care needs as health information specialists to assist other families. We have recently contracted four new family leaders to provide support and information. You will learn more about them in upcoming months, but here's some general information to help you get to know them:

Brian Replogle and his son live in Elkhart.

Traci Kurmay has two children and lives in Plainfield.

Michelle Green lives in Indianapolis and has four children.

Kerry Bonney has two children and lives in Seymour.

We wish Debbie Pedersen all the best as she leaves us to focus on her growing family.......

If you need assistance with health care financing or other resources, or if you're seeking leadership opportunities, please feel free to contact us at 317 944 8982
or email our Project Coordinator, Jennifer Akers at jennifer@fvindiana.org

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