Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center program that helps families in
crisis is currently undergoing a financial crisis of its own. The Family
Support Services Program is set to lose 65-thousand dollars, the bulk of its
funding, because of what its clinician, Sheila Horton, says is a state mistake.
-- (Family 1 47 sec "The
reason the state ... look at our grant proposal.")
she wrote the proposal asking for 150-thousand dollars, which is what the RFP,
or request for proposals, says is the maximum request. But the actual cap is
100-thousand dollars, and as Horton said, her proposal was not even looked,
because it exceeded that amount.
described the scope of her program, and how important it is to families with
-- (Family 2 45 sec "It's
a program to help ... support service program.")
the program is generally voluntary, but can be court-ordered, too. The
65-thousand dollars it usually receives in pass-through funding from the
federal government via the state, is supplemented by Providence, to pay for
training and other costs. Horton said she saw the potential to hire a second
person for the program with the increased funding. Now the program is in danger
of folding, since it lost its funding at the end of June.
-- (Family 3 47 sec "And
it's so cost effective ... that isn't covered.)
she is appealing the state's decision not to consider her grant proposal, and
is looking for letters of support from other human service organizations in