The Williamson Advocate   February 2021
Adult Changing Tables
 
There is finally some action on the need for adult changing tables in public restrooms in Tennessee.  Tennessee State Senator Bo Watson, who is the chair of the finance committee, has requested support letters from as many organizations and individuals as possible concerning the need for adult changing tables.  Letters should be sent via "snail mail" and share stories about how not having an adult changing table available while in the community has affected an individual's quality of life.  If you wish to send a letter, you may mail it to the following:
 
The Honorable Bo Watson
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 706 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN  37243
Rent Assistance
Tennessee will be allocated roughly $458 million from the federal government for COVID-19 Rent Relief and Governor Lee has tasked the Tennessee Housing Development Agency with administering the funds.  THDA is now working to establish a call center and to develop a web portal for applicants.  It is expected to be available in late February.  In the meantime, you can sign up to be notified when the THDA application portal opens at https://thda.org/help-for-renters-section-8/covid-19-rent-relief.
The Arc Membership
Your membership and support are important! Please Achieve With Us!
 
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Please send the information requested along with the amount indicated to:
 
The Arc Williamson County
129 West Fowlkes Street,
Suite 143
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone (615) 790-5815
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E-mail: sbbarc@thearcwc.org
                 
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FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM 
The Arc Williamson County is now accepting applications for Family Support for the fiscal year 2021-2022.  A new application is required each year even if you are currently receiving services or are on the waiting list.  Updated proof of residency is also required annually.  A copy of a utility bill in your name at your current address dated within the last 60 days would work.  If we do not have a lifelong disability letter from your physician on file then we will also need updated proof of disability dated within the last year.  If you are currently receiving Family Support or are on the waiting list we will not need new proof of citizenship but if you are a new applicant, that will also be required. A copy of a birth certificate or current passport would work for that.  In order to be considered by the Family Support Local Council in the first round, the application plus any needed proofs will need to be received by March 31, 2021.  
 
The 2021-2022 Intake/Application Form and our handbook can be found on our website at www.thearcwc.org or by contacting Sharon at 615-790-5815, ext. 3.  
 
If you live outside of Williamson County you can call 615-532-6552 to find out what agency administers the Family Support Program in your area. 
 
In 1992, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation establishing a statewide Family Support Program. Statewide funding for this program is determined by our state legislators on a yearly basis. The program is administered by the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and managed in Williamson County by The Arc Williamson County. The program is designed to assist individuals with developmental or severe disabilities and their families to remain together in their homes and communities by providing financial assistance and community resource information.  You may not receive Family Support if you receive services through TennCare Choices; TennCare ECF Waiver; the DIDD Statewide, Self-Determination or CAC Waiver; or the Katie Beckett Waiver. Services provided include but are not limited to reimbursement for day care, respite care, specialized supplies, home and vehicle modifications, and equipment. 
DISABILITY DAY ON THE HILL 2021
 
LEARN to go further
How to Advocate in the Time of Covid
Thursday, February 25, 2021
12pm - 1pm CT (online only)
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Virtual Town Hall with Legislative Leadership
Thursday, March 11, 2021
12pm-1pm CT (online only)
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Schedule a zoom meeting with a representative NOW!
 
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The Arc Williamson County  •  129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 143  •  Franklin, TN 37064

http://www.thearcwc.org

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