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Showing posts from August 29, 2021

ASI Launch Into Life

 ASI  would like to invite you to an amazing  opportunity  designed for young adults ages 16-25  entitled  Launch Into Life. **Next Session: September 7 – November 16**  Tuesday nights Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm Location: Link to Learn and virtual 14701 Cumberland Rd Suite 200 Noblesville IN 46060 Project Objective:  Too often, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are leaving high school or spending the first several years out of high school without direction or focus.  It is such an intense focus to often navigate students successfully that the families don’t have time to think beyond getting through school.  Often, this leads students to directionless and parents scratching their heads about next steps. This program will address the shortcomings caused by the lack of systems in place for transition aged students between 16-25.  The Launch into Life program will provide a comprehensive plan utilizing the Life Course model to address goals in the areas of Daily Life and Employment, Communi

Now recruiting members for Patient and Family Advisory Board Opportunity

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)   is seeking applicants to join a Patient and Family Advisory Board (PFAB) for the Developing a Patient-Centered Complex Care Research Agenda project. Through the PFAB, CHCS will partner with people who experience complex health care needs (including mental health and/or substance use conditions) and social needs (for example, challenges related to housing, food access, and transportation), and whose incomes have not always covered basic living expenses. The PFAB will help inform and guide the project, which is focused on exploring how these health, social and economic needs make managing health conditions more difficult, and will help complex care programs develop solutions to make our health care systems better. CHCS anticipate the time commitment to be 25-30 hours from October 2021 to July 2022. This would entail monthly virtual meetings, reviewing and providing feedback on project materials, and helping to design meetings and participati

Donate Your myWalgreens Cash Rewards to Family Voices IN thru 11/30/21

  We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Family Voices Indiana thru 11 /30/21 . At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. It’s that easy. Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or more of your Walgreens Cash rewards you’ll be making a big difference. It really adds up!

You are invited to participate in a research study on community health coalitions

  Connections in Health (affiliated with Indiana CTSI), the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health, and the IU Center for Rural Engagement are interested in identifying new and existing community health coalitions addressing concerns related to physical, social, and emotional well-being in local counties. We are also assessing the types of organizations that are leading coalitions in local counties and reasons for participation. We are looking for individuals 18 years of age and older participating in Indiana local coalitions to complete a 5- to 10-minute survey. Follow this link to participate in the study

Housing Assistance Fund Update

From Jake's Desk IHCDA will be administering the Housing Assistance Fund (HAF) which is an assistance program for homeowners experiencing a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Treasury issued additional guidance for the HAF program. Following this, Treasury opened its online portal for submission of state HAF plans. IHCDA submitted its state plan to Treasury last week. Treasury has not provided a timetable for how long the approval process will take for state plans. IHCDA continues to take steps to ensure it can begin accepting applications as soon as possible once Treasury approval is received.      General homeowner eligibility requirements for HAF are listed below. Other restrictions may apply depending on the type of mortgage assistance sought by the homeowner. Program parameters are subject to change based on Treasury guidance. You may be eligible for HAF assistance:   If you were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and experienced a

Supreme Court Ends Federal Eviction Moratorium

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to end the temporary stay on a lower court ruling invalidating the federal eviction moratorium issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means the CDC’s August 3 eviction moratorium is no longer in effect, putting millions of households at risk of eviction. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition has compiled  resources for helping people in need of emergency rental assistance and ways to take action here .

Student Mental Health Must Be a Priority This School Year

Mental Health America recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting.  Fact Sheet - Supporting Students at Home by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd