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Welcome to Delaware Family Voices

Thank you for visiting the Delaware Family Voices and our Family to Family Health Information Center website.

Kids PlayingCaring for children with special needs is often complex, and Delaware Family Voices and the Family to Family Health Information Center is in the unique position to help. Like you, we are parents of children and young adults with physical, developmental and mental health challenges, and we have firsthand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs in our state.

We help families of children with special needs become informed, experienced, and self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves. There is no charge for the services we provide. We are funded through federal grants.

This website provides families with valuable resources and information concerning children’s healthcare needs. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us.

Delaware Family Voices Employment Opportunities

Ring in the New Year with a new job! Delaware Family Voices has the following openings in our Wilmington office:

Project Administrator

Family Leader Liaison

Family Leader Trainer

Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply for one at Employment and Volunteer Opportunities or by clicking on the job specific link above.

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Coming Soon to Delaware Family Voices!

Delaware Family Voices will be the official home of the Delaware chapter of the Federation of Families.

Federation of Families is a parent run group dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs.

The primary focus of the Delaware Federation of Families chapter is to give parents and caregivers a voice in the formation of state policies, services and supports for children with mental health needs, and their families.

Are you interested in becoming a part of this movement? Anyone can join. Members of the Delaware chapter come from all walks of life, as emotional, behavioral or mental health needs can affect anyone.

Contact Wanda Ford for more information at (302) 669-3034 or via email at sfn@defv.org

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2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Closing Soon

The end of the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period is fast approaching. If you are applying for 2015 benefits, then you need to complete your application no later than February 15, 2015.

Learn more at Health Insurance Marketplace Information You Want To Know.

Health Insurance Marketplace

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Got Questions For Your New Delaware MCO?

The Delaware Division of Medical and Medicaid Assistance (DMMA) might have the answers. Here’s answers to some of your questions:

  • Continuing care into 2015? The Continuity of Care period allows you to adjust your new Health Plan & Providers.
  • How long is the Continuity of Care period? It is 90 days. Your services will continue through March 31, 2015, or until your Managed Care Provider updates your care plan or contacts you.
  • Not satisfied with your new Managed Care provider? You have until March 31st to make changes by calling the Health Benefits Manager at 800-996-9969

Find answers to more questions about either Delaware MCO provider – Highmark Health Options and  United Healthcare – at the DMMA website or by calling 877-877-8159 for United Healthcare questions or 844-325-6251 for Highmark questions.

You can also ask questions during Delaware Family Voice’s Monthly MCO Call-ins, held the second Tuesday of the month. Call 1-800-220-9875 and use Participant code  40369724# during the call time to access the call.

DMMA provides health care coverage to individuals with low incomes and those with disabilities. It also ensures access to high quality, cost effective and appropriate medial care and supportive services.

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Help Us Help Others In Need!

Delaware Family Voices does not charge for the services we provide. Our services are funded through federal grants and donations from the community at large. Would you like to help our efforts? Here are two ways you can help Delaware Family Voices help other families in need:

Donate By AmazonSmile

With AmazonSmile, and Delaware Family Voices as your chosen charity, every time you shop Amazon, you donate to Delaware Family Voices. Learn more at Shop Amazon and Support Delaware Family Voices.

AmazonSmile

Donate By PayPal

Donating by Paypal is easy to do. Simply click on the PayPal icon and follow the steps.

Click here to make your donation

Every little bit counts, whether it’s shopping through AmazonSmile, donating with PayPal, or volunteering your time. Learn more about  other ways you can Donate to Delaware Family Voices and how you can help us help Delaware families of children with special health care needs.

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A Message from Ann Phillips, Delaware Family Voices Executive Director:

Winter winds are blowing, heralding a frosty change in the weather. The season’s first snowflakes have already flown, winter jackets and boots are ready for snowy action, and holiday decorations light up neighborhoods. Sleds, skis and skates are being prepared for that next blanket of snow, that next snow day off from school.

Just as families prepare for the cold weather that signals winter, we at Delaware Family Voices are prepared to help you with your child’s special health care needs. With just one phone call, or one email, we are ready to assist you in whatever way we can. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to ask. We are here to listen, our objective to help you prioritize the steps you need to take for your child.

In continuation of our mission to better serve Delaware families and their children with special health care needs, we have further expanded our programs, trainings and workshops as well as our support for the Parent to Parent and Federation of Families programs. In recent weeks, we added a free Parent Respite Co-Op Program to provide families of children with special health care needs a safe, nurturing environment in which to receive respite.

Learn more about all our program offerings, including the Parent Respite Co-op Program at the Programs page. Check out our Trainings and Workshops page for a complete listing of offerings you can attend. Click on our Events Page to keep up on our latest activities.

We want to encourage family involvement in all our projects, including the website. If you have a resource you think we should consider including on the website, tell us! Our website is as much your website as it is ours. There are also several opportunities for family involvement with Delaware Family Voices. Just check out our Volunteer page to find how you too can volunteer with us and help a family in need.

Lastly, please don’t ever hesitate to call us for assistance. Refer to the Delaware Family Voices Contact page for a complete listing of staff contact information as well as our office address.

All the best,

Ann Phillips
Executive Director
Delaware Family Voices

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Family-to-Family Health Information Center was made possible by a grant through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau. This grant program was established by the Family Opportunity Act of 2005, amended by Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The Statewide Family Network is funded through a grant through the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.