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“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

“$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.

“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

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