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In this issue: advocacy update, housing nearing completion, we're hiring, Derby fun, & a motorcycle ride for Rauch
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Dear Friend,
 
Last month, we let you know of a very important issue impacting Rauch. We asked you to let Floyd County elected officials know the impact and importance of the services Rauch provides because of proposed changes in property tax funding our agency has received for 31 years. Subsequently, we met with officials at the state level and determined that the funds collected for the local developmental disabilities provider (Rauch) could not be used for other purposes. This information led to a reversal of the proposed cut to the budgeted 2015 support for Rauch. We are very grateful to the County Council, County Commissioners, and all of YOU for the support we received during this difficult time. 
 
We believe that the funds Rauch receives are still in question as we look toward the 2016 budget, and your voice is still needed. Please consider calling or e-mailing members of the 
County Council and/or County Commissioners via the linked pages, and include in your message:
  • Thank them for the funding Rauch has received over the years
  • Tell them how important these funds are to the continuation of Rauch services in their current structure and the potential impact to clients and families (download a fact sheet about Rauch’s impact here)
  • Tell them you want them to ensure that they continue to fund Rauch at or above the current level
We heard from several of the elected officials that many of you contacted them. We are grateful and touched that so many felt strongly enough about our services to make calls and visits and write letters. Your voice is truly invaluable in demonstrating the importance of what Rauch means to this community and the many lives we touch.
 
Respectfully,

Bettye Dunham
Chief Executive Officer
New Homes are Opening Soon at Hawthorn Glen

The final phase of six houses at Rauch's Hawthorn Glen development are nearly complete! We hope to start moving the new residents into their new houses starting in June. 

If you would like to add a loved one's name to the list to be considered for housing at Hawthorn Glen, please download the following files and return to Rauch: 
Housing LetterHousing Information FormHousing Application; y
ou can also contact Brooke Pierson, Director of Supported Living, at bpierson@rauchinc.org or 812-945-4063. Individuals on the waiting list are selected for the program based on a number of factors, including: availability of openings, length of time on the waiting list, individual needs and circumstances, compatibility with others who are and/or will be residing in the home, and ability to pay for services (Medicaid Waiver funding).
We're hiring! Join Rauch, Inc. for Open Interview Day on Friday, May 8. Our Direct Support Professionals mentor & teach individuals with developmental disabilities, helping them increase independence. DSPs work to provide opportunities for program participants to reach their greatest level of satisfaction in life. Interviews will take place at 845 Park Place, New Albany, IN from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications & info available at www.rauchinc.org/careers or by calling 812-945-4063.
Join us for a day of fun in the sun to benefit Rauch June 13. We will benefit from a motorcycle‬ ride generously organized by The Low Twelve Riders "Rusty Nails" Chapter of the Masonic Bikers Association & American Legion Riders Chapter 42. This was a great event last year and is sure to be even bigger and better! Download a flyer for more details here.
Derby Week Festivities

Rauch's Day Programs, ACCESS and ADA, have had a blast celebrating Derby week. They've made and modeled Derby hats, had a great boat race, and played the ponies. The week will end with a chow wagon cookout and Thunder Over Rauch! For more photos of the fun, visit Rauch's Facebook page, facebook.com/rauchinc
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