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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

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“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

 

“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.

“Report Due Out Thursday on Franklin and Fulton Counties’ Mental Health Program Transition Plan”

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This article found on PennLive.com and dated February 28, 2012 talks about concerns raised by various groups on the privatizing of mental health and intellectual disability services in Franklin County, PA and Fulton County, PA

“Task force to work on shifting Franklin, Fulton counties’ mental health services agency to separate nonprofit entity”

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This article found on the PublicOpinion.com website talks about developments on the privatization of Mental Health Services in Franklin and Fulton Counties, both in Pennsylvania

“Consumers, service providers to have public meetings on privatizing county mental health”

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This article found on the Chambersburg, PA,  PublicOpinion.com website with no date readily visible, indicates that two back to back meetings will be occurring in Franklin and Fulton Counties one will be for Professionals, while the other is for Consumers both will be to discuss the proposal to privatize mental health services in Franklin and Fulton counties.  The meetings are slated to be held on February 10

“Draft of transition plan for county mental health services to ‘go private’ will be out in a month”

 

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This article dated January 25, 2012 and located on the PublicOpinionOnline.com website talks about a move to privatize mental health services in Franklin County and Fulton County, both in Pennsylvania.

. The county would still be involved with service from an oversight position to ensure that services are provided as they should be, but a private organization will be formed to actually provide the services.

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