An 80’s Prom to Celebrate FCS and Their 80th Birthday
Family and Children’s Services (FCS) knows how to embrace a theme — this organization celebrated its 80th birthday with an aptly themed ‘80s Prom. The Honey Alexander Center was transformed into the prom venue of high school dreams, every surface graced with shiny fabrics and neon lights. Strong-shouldered blazers, big hair, blue eyeshadow, dancing shoes and worn-at-night sunglasses filled the room as ‘80s cover band Rubiks Groove kicked off the dance floor with none other than Prince’s “1999” — ironically released in 1982.
First terminations set to begin in early May during 12-month unwinding process
TennCare renewal packets are hitting mailboxes for the first time in nearly three years. The state insurance provider kicked off its 12-month unwinding process on April 1.
NASHVILLE, TN — Longtime community advocates Rev. Edwin and Attorney D. Billye Sanders have been named recepients of the 31st annual Sage Awards, presented by AgeWell Middle Tennessee, a trusted nonprofit resource and champion for older adults and family caregivers.
We know people are still hurting over what happened at The Covenant School on April 27, 2023. We are too. Tennessee Voices for Victims is offering resource suggestions that could help you deal with disruptive thoughts.
More than 350,000 Tennesseans are expected to lose coverage in the first post-pandemic renewal process
In April, for the first time in three years, all of TennCare’s 1.7 million members will be required to renew their enrollment in the program.
Insurance navigators credit improved outreach, lower prices for increased interest
A record 20.4 million people enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance this year, and Tennessee saw one of the biggest increases — a 49.8 percent jump in members compared to last year’s open enrollment period.
As of Jan. 10, 521,341 people had enrolled in Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare) coverage in Tennessee, up from 348,097 in the 2022-2023 open enrollment period. Just three states saw more growth than Tennessee: West Virginia at 63.4 percent; Louisiana at 62.7 percent; and Ohio at 51.9 percent.
Silence is the White privilege my friends cannot afford me to exercise.
“I can’t breathe.” I can’t imagine.
I recently met with a shaken and scared staff at Family & Children’s Service. We are a diverse agency, and this was a diverse group. Following the recent killing of George Floyd and all the other incidents of abuse, discrimination, profiling and terror, my staff was shaken.
As an adoptive father, I celebrate parents who create redefined family relationships
I invite all of us not only to embrace adoption as a means of building families but also to realize that children and those who parent them come together in many ways.