Bloomington Hospital Behavioral Health

445 S. Landmark Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47403

353-3450

Toll-free: 1-800-387-3440

www.bhhs.org

Two-week outpatient program as an effective alternative to inpatient care for people suffering from problems such as depression, anxiety, severe stress or limited coping abilities.  Individual, group and family therapy sessions.

Cost: Most forms of private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid accepted. 

Bloomington Adult Community Center

1700 W. Bloomfield Road

Bloomington, IN 47403

349-3720

eadsd@bloomington.in.gov

Recreational and educational facility for ages 50+.

Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Offers classes, educational workshops, local and extended trips, and volunteer opportunities.  No membership fees.  Some classes may have fees. 

Backstreet Missions Inc.

1928 Arlington Road

Bloomington, IN 47404

961-3902

back@backstreet.org

www.backstreet.org

Distributes nutritious food to eligible individuals and families.

Cost: Free.

Food pantry/Assistance available Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at above location.

Help with food, clothing, household and furniture to those in destitute situations. 

Adult Protective Services

120 W. 7th Street, Suite 210

Bloomington, IN 47404

349-2665

Hotline to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation to endangered adults: 1-800-992-6978

An endangered adult is 18 years or older who: is incapable by reason of mental illness, mental retardation, dementia, habitual drunkenness, excessive use of drugs, or other physical or mental incapacity of managing or directing the management of the individual’s property or providing or directing the provision of self-care; and is harmed or threatened with harm as a result of neglect, battery and/or exploitation of personal services or property. 

Obama administration asks courts to block parts of tough Alabama immigration law

Please go to cnn.com to read the whole story about the Obama adminstration’s attempts to prevent a “tough new immigration law” from being enacted in Alabama.

According to CNN, these are the story highlighlights:

-The Justice Department asks for an injunction from an appeals court
-The state of Alabama will have to respond in the coming days
-Some parts of the law were already blocked by a federal judge

Use of and Contribution to Public Benefits

MYTH: Immigrants abuse public benefits.  American citizens are paying for their social well-being.

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Fact: Undocumented immigrants DO pay taxes.  In 2007, unauthorized immigrants in Indiana paid roughly $255.9 million in taxes.  Additionally, authorized immigrants who were not U.S. citizens paid $901.7 million in taxes, and naturalized immigrants paid $1.2 billion in taxes.

-Source: Immigration Policy Center

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Fact: If all unauthorized immigrants left Indiana, the state would lose $2.8 billion in economic activity, $1.3 billion in gross state product, and approximately 16,739 jobs, even after the market had time to readjust.

            -Source: The Perryman Group

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Beyond 2012 Field, Nuanced G.O.P. Views on Immigrants

This New York Times article discusses the role many Republican freshmen are taking in advocating for the redefinition of “their party’s increasingly anti-immigration image, even as they maintain a strong push for better federal border security.”  Many of these Republicans are pushing for limited immigration measures to be taken (e.g., shortening the green card process).  Overall, this article is a highly relevant, interesting read!