Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fayette FACTOR meets March 23rd

"Continue to do more with less until you can do everything with nothing."

As the budget woes continue, The Governor, State Department Heads and Legislators are making tough decisions that are impacting every citizen in Georgia. Today, Commissioner B.J. Walker presented her FY2010 budget to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Resources. Line by line, she explained the impact on Georgia's citizens and how the Department was going to mitigate the impact of the cuts on Georgia's most vulnerable. (See message below for the rest of this message from Welfare Watch)

March 23@Fayette Family YMCA FACTOR Collaborative monthly meeting. 11:30 lunch (please RSVP) Meeting starts at noon.

Focus of the meeting:

How Have the State Budget Cuts Effected our County’s Agencies

We will hear from our state social service agencies-DFCS; Health Dept.; Dept of Juvenile Justice; Fayette Counseling/McIntosh Trail

Our goal for this meeting is to hear these agencies “greatest areas of concern” stemming from budget cuts and brainstorming together- determine collaborative efforts or partnerships that could address these identified areas of concern.

Please make every effort to attend. Granted we all are feeling the results of our country’s economic turmoil - however, unlike the non-profits, our state agencies do not have the fundraising opportunities. Even though they are able to solicit donations for projects - it takes programs and people (state budgeted items) to implement those projects. Keeping our state agencies around and strengthened is important to all of us! Collaboratively we - Strengthen Families and Strengthen Fayette

Becky Smith
Executive Director/FACTOR
404-291-1602 (office cell)
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