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Advocates for Ohio's Future
Introduction to AOF
"Elevating the Value of Vital Public Services"

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  • In addition:$20 million in cuts to afterschool program funding reducing available slots by 9,000 an adding to the gap of 250,000 slots for waiting children in Ohio$40 million in cuts to local county governments serving the rapidly increasing number of Ohioans who need assistance because of unemployment. Ohio counties have cut over 2500 staff at a time they are seeing a record number of people in need of assistance.An 81% cut to Ohio’s community health centers, providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay thus increasing the numbers of uninsured Ohioans
  • AOF webinar pp

    1. 1. Advocates for Ohio’s Future<br />Elevating the Value<br />of Vital Public Services<br />
    2. 2. Mission<br />Advocates for Ohio’s Future works to maintain vital public services – health, human services, and early care & education – at a level that meets people’s basic needs and protects our state’s most vulnerable populations.<br />To that end, Advocates for Ohio’s Future supports a budget solution that protects vulnerable populations.<br />
    3. 3. Goals<br /><ul><li>Make vulnerable Ohioans a priority in our state budget
    4. 4. Raise awareness of vital public services
    5. 5. Human services = economic stability
    6. 6. Build networks of supporters
    7. 7. Highlight efficiencies</li></li></ul><li>State Budget Overview<br />
    8. 8. Health & Human Services Losing Ground<br />
    9. 9. How Services Are Fundedin the State Budget<br />
    10. 10. The Last Budget Slashedthe Safety Net <br /><ul><li>$196 M to mental health and addiction services
    11. 11. $25 M for persons with developmental disabilities
    12. 12. $63 M to protect children and elderly from abuse
    13. 13. $34 M for adopted children with special needs </li></li></ul><li>The Next State Budget<br /><ul><li>$6 to $8 billion shortfall
    14. 14. 20% across-the-board cuts needed to balance the budget with cuts alone
    15. 15. Deep cuts will eliminate some state programs and severely limit the ability of others to deliver services
    16. 16. Resources from The Center for Community Solutions
    17. 17. Thinking the Unthinkable
    18. 18. Financing Ohio’s Future: Human Services in Tough Times</li></li></ul><li>Our Message:Improving on What’s Working<br /><ul><li>Elevating the value of vital services
    19. 19. Highlighting efficiencies: doing more with less
    20. 20. Fact Sheets and Talking Points
    21. 21. Looking for public hearing witnesses</li></li></ul><li>How OrganizationsCan Help<br /><ul><li>Endorse Advocates for Ohio’s Future
    22. 22. Educate your board, staff, volunteers, and clients
    23. 23. Recruit other agencies and organizations to endorse
    24. 24. Invite AOF to community meetings to educate and build support
    25. 25. Meet with elected officials </li></li></ul><li>How IndividualsCan Help<br /><ul><li>Sign up for emails
    26. 26. Find us on Facebook
    27. 27. Participate in online Action Alerts
    28. 28. Stay informed and gain skills through regular webinars and trainings
    29. 29. Become an Area Coordinator
    30. 30. Share your stories with us, your community, the media, and your elected officials!</li></li></ul><li>Contact Us Advocates for Ohio’s Futurewww.advocatesforohio.org510 East Mound Street, Suite 200Columbus, OH 43215Fax: (614) 228-5150<br />Will Petrik<br />Outreach Director<br /><br />614-602-2464<br />Scott Britton<br />Coordinator<br /><br />614-602-2463<br />