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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.

2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Dates

The 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period is fast approaching. If you are applying for 2015 benefits, or want to make a change in existing benefits for next year, then you will want to take note of the following key dates for the upcoming enrollment period:

November 15, 2014 – Open Enrollment for 2015 benefits begins.

December 15, 2014 - Enrollment cut-off date for benefits to begin on January 1, 2015.

December 31, 2014 – Coverage ends for 2014.

February 15, 2015  – Open enrollment ends.

Learn more about Open Enrollment key dates at Health Insurance Marketplace Dates You Don’t Want To Miss.

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.

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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‘Tis The Season of Giving – Help Us Help Others In Need!

#GivingTuesday may be past, but the need to help others is still here. Delaware Family Voices does not charge for the services we provide. Our services are funded through federal grants and the generous donations from the community at large. Will you consider becoming a part of our community at large supporting our efforts?

Here are several ways you can help Delaware Family Voices help other families in need:

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

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 United Way Contributions

Designate a United Way pledge to Delaware Family Voices, Inc. Our designated United Way code #12691.

United Way

Donate by Personal Check

Personal checks can be mailed directly to Delaware Family Voices, and are tax-deductible.

Donate by Volunteering

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities across all our programs. All it takes is a little spare time.

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

Learn more about #GivingTuesday at Celebrate #GivingTuesday – Help Us Help Others in Need!

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

Signs of fall’s arrival surround us. School buses wind down our streets, carting our kids off to school. Early morning walks greet us with crisp, cool, air. Colorful pumpkins fresh from the fields will soon be artfully displayed at the farmers’ markets.

Much like you can count on the arrival of the cooler fall season, so too can you count on Delaware Family Voices being there when you need us. We are but a moment’s phone call away, ready to assist you in the care of your child’s special health care needs. 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 as you plan a path for your child.

Delaware Family Voices continues in our efforts to better serve Delaware families and their children with special health care needs. We have expanded our training and workshop offerings as well as our support for the Parent to Parent and Federation of Families programs. Check our Trainings and Workshops page for a complete list of Delaware Family Voices trainings and workshops. Click on our Events Page to keep up on our latest activities.

Look forward to our upcoming Fall newsletter, where we will fill you on happenings both here at Delaware Family Voices and across the state of Delaware.

We hope you find our website a valuable resource. We continue to improve and enhance the website to be as current and relevant to our families’ needs as possible. 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.

Lastly, please don’t ever hesitate to call if you need us. Refer to the Delaware Family Voices Contact page for a complete listing of staff phone numbers and emails as well as our office address.

Enjoy the change of seasons!

Ann Phillips
Executive Director
Delaware Family Voices

Family Shade - Search Disability and Healthcare Resources for Families

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.