Family Support Advocates: Come to the Governor’s State of the State Address! Monday January 30, 2012

Tennessee State Capitol
5:00 p.m.

Family members and advocates for the Tennessee Family Support Program PLEASE JOIN US Monday, January 30th at 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of the State Capitol Building (between the House and Senate Chambers), just prior to Governor Haslam’s State of the State Address, which begins at 6:00 p.m.

IF YOU CANNOT JOIN US BUT WOULD LIKE  A TWITTER BACKGROUND TO SHOW SUPPORT, DOWNLOAD IT HERE

In his State of the State Address, Governor Haslam will present his funding recommendations to the State Legislature for the 2012-13 State Fiscal Year. We hope Governor Haslam will include the Tennessee Family Support Program in the budget he submits to the Legislature. Otherwise, we must convince our State Legislators to include funding prior to voting on the budget.

The Tennessee Family Support Program serves over 4,500 people with severe disabilities throughout the state. The program serves people of all ages with a variety of types of disabilities. Funding is used to pay for services such as therapies, non-covered medical needs, specialized care, disability-related home adaptations and many other essential needs for which no other sources of funding are available. For the past two years, this vital program has been funded by the state's “Rainy Day” reserves. If funding for the program is not included in the 2012-13 budget, everyone on the the program will lose their services on June 30, 2012.

Let us Know You are Coming!
Email: tnfamilysupport@gmail.com
or go to www.tnfamilysupport.org and enter your comments at the end of the post

About Parking:
Low cost parking is available at the MTA Bus Station and Downtown Public Library:
The MTA Music City Central Bus Station is located at: 400 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37219
The Downtown Public Library lot is located at: 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219

Anyone wanting to join a carpool is welcome to meet at 4:30 p.m. at the offices of United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee: 1200 9th Avenue North, Nashville Tennessee 37208.

This message is from the Tennessee Family Support Alliance, a grassroots volunteer organization comprised of family members, friends, and representatives of community agencies who believe in the Family Support Program as a necessary component of Tennessee services for families who have loved ones with disabilities.