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“Human Service Funding Stays Even”

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This February 6, 2013 article on the wjactv.com website talks about the current budget for human services in Pennsylvania.


“Impact of budget cuts on mental health services examined”

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This September 12, 2012 article on thetimes-tribune.com website, talks a little about what services are being cut or decreased to compensate for the 10% cut in human services funding in Pennsylvania, the article also talks about the block grant pilot program.

“Counties gain more control of human services funds”

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This June 5, 2012 article on PennLive.com discusses the agreement reached between the county commissioners and the state with regards to the transfer of control over human service funding.  It also raises concern about community mental health funding getting redirected to other programs.

“Need for human services continues despite cuts”

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This May 25, 2012 article found on PennLive.com points out that 1 in 5 voters feel that Human Service funding needs to be restored.

“GUEST COLUMN: Corbett’s human services cuts unconscionable”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Delaware County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Delaware County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated May 29, 2012 on the Delaware County Daily Times website talks about what the effect will be if Corbett’s budget cuts go through.  This article echos concerns I’ve being hearing other places indicating that if human services loses 20% of its budget the result could be more expensive than the savings the supports of the cuts claim would occur.  People who lose community based services will end up seeking out services in other place which could be emergency rooms or other inpatient treatment, other possible outcomes could include an increase in homelessness, and an increase in the number of mentally ill inmates in the corrections system.

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