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“Times In-Depth: Erie County Prison becomes hub for care of mentally ill”

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This June 22, 2014 article on the GoErie.com website talks about the struggle faced by the Erie County jail to care for the mentally ill who end up in jail most often for nuisance type charges according to the article.  This is something that as the article points out is being seen nationwide and is not unique to Erie county.

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“School districts challenged to meet student mental health needs”

 

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This March 29, 2014, Journal News article talks about how Butler County School District is attempting to meet the mental health needs of their students by reaching out to other agencies with the skills to meet the need.

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“Commissioners worry about pursuit of human services block grant”

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This October 29, 2013 article on “The Express” website talks about concerns about the Clinton-Lycoming county joinder pursuit of the PA human services block grant.

 

“Montgomery County Emergency Services joins national suicide hot line”

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This August 10, 2-13 article on the Times Herald website talks about Montgomery County’s Emergency Services joining the National Suicide Hotline.  They will still be available through their direct number which is listed in the article.

 

“Stages Arts Initiative brings together a community of individuals”

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This July 14, 2013 article on the West Chester, PA, Daily Times website talks about an organization called “Stages” where folks who are struggling can go and take art and music classes that include opportunities to show off their talents.

 

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“Impact of Proposed Cuts to County Human Services Programs – Rep. Gene DiGirolamo”

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This video uploaded on May 22, 2012 is of  Rep. DiGirolamo of Bucks County, PA, discussing his concerns about Gov. Corbett’s Proposed 20% human services budget cut.

“$1.3 Million Cut in State Funding to Franklin County Human Services Much Deeper than Expected”

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This article found on the PennLive.com website dated February 17, 2012 talks about the impact of the proposed budget on Franklin County, PA whose Commissioners have approached Fulton County Commissioners and proposed to joinder with them, but before a joinder can be formed, Fulton County must also agree to it.

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