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ACTION NEEDED NOW! Meet with your State Representatives in their local offices.

Now is the time to meet with your local legislators before they return to Nashville for the session beginning in January. Introduce them to your family member with a disability and help them understand the critical need for the Family Support Program by sharing your personal story. You can find your Representatives and Senate members [...]

Greeneville Sun: Families Meet with Rep. David Hawk

State Rep. David Hawk, R-5th, of Greeneville, met with local families Monday evening to hear concerns about persuading the state government to maintain its family support program for those with severe disabilities. The meeting was held at the headquarters of Greene County Skills, Inc. at 140 Bob Smith Boulevard, and was attended by more than [...]

WBIR in Knoxville Covers impact of Family Support Cuts

From Families caring for loved ones with disabilities may see financial aid cut Go directly to the story on the WBIR site: About 4,000 Tennessee families depend on a resource that is likely to disappear; 250 of those families live in East Tennessee. Syble Hester and her 20-year-old son, Jeffrey, are Morgan County [...]

The Arc of the Mid-South Message to Families & Petition

As many of you know, Tennessee 's Family Support Program at great risk of being eliminated! According to the TN Family Support Alliance, “In 2009, the Division announced a $1 Million reduction to the program… The notification of reduction in funding was accompanied by a letter indicating that 2009-10 funding primarily would come from federal [...]

Lafollette Press Article

by Nancy Bright Aug. 6, 2009 – While Ginger Muse 's 17-month-old daughter was in the hospital on a ventilator with a tracheotomy, the heat went out at home. This left Muse wondering how she was going to have a warm house to take her sick child back to. Her answer came while talking with [...]

Sample Letter for Families to Send to Legislators

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