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“Mental health training aids police, first responders”

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This November 20, 2014 Public Opinion article talks about training being received by first responders in Franklin and Fulton Counties in South-Central Pennsylvania to help them respond more effectively to people with mental health issues or who have an intellectual disability.

English: Pennsylvania county map

English: Pennsylvania county map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d'Octobre 2008, Jèrri

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website


“Garden offers opportunities for patients, family members”

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This July 12, 2013 article found on the Sentinel website talks about a newly added garden at the Franklin Family Services that is for patients and their families to enjoy.  The idea cost the agency $125 to start it, and it is hoped that it will offer some therapeutic benefits to those who help with it.


“Franklin County human services clients feel pinch of transition”

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This undated article on the  publicopiniononline.com website talks about changes in Franklin county where a shift from county run services to privatized services is occurring.

“Franklin County hopes for quick flexibility with Pa. human service block grant”

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This August 29, 2012 article on the Public Opinion website talks about Franklin county’s hope for a quick response from the state with regards to receiving block grant money on time.

“Homeless in Franklin County: Circumstances limit choices”


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This August 4, 2012 article found on the Public Opinion website out of Chambersburg, PA, talks about homelessness in Franklin county.  The article includes stories from people who are homeless, and what caused them to become homeless.


Chambersburg is the county seat and largest mu...

Chambersburg is the county seat and largest municipality in Franklin County. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“People prepared to fight to preserve their assistance, benefits”

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This article dated March 26, 2012 gives some insight into the very real potential impact on specific services in Franklin County while indicating there are people ready to take a stand to fight for their right to mental health services.

“Task Force: Mental Health Program Not Ready to Become Nonprofit”

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This article dated March 2,  2012 found on the PennLive.com website, discusses the issues surrounding the possible privatization of mental health and intellectual disability services in Franklin and Fulton County

“Families get vocal about plans to hand over human service programs to non-profit agency “

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This article found on the PublicOpinionOnline.com website talks about the concerns being expressed by family members in Franklin county and Fulton county about the privatization of services there.

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