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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


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