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Child advocacy groups to join forces

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Two child advocacy organizations in central Indiana have announced plans to combine forces to further support families who have a child with a disability or special healthcare need. Family Voices Indiana, based in Fishers, and Indianapolis-based About Special Kids say they will merge in January.

They say the consolidation will enable both organizations to maintain and expand their offerings to parents and families around the state while increasing operational efficiency and maximizing donor dollars and grant proceeds. “

“Our goal is a world in which families are the center of care and all children and youth with health care needs or disabilities thrive – this new, bigger, and more robust organization will strengthen our work towards achieving that goal,” said Holly Wheeler of Family Voices Indiana.

The newly formed organization says it will operate under a new brand, which is currently being developed and will be announced when the consolidation becomes official early next year.

“We look forward to being able to help more families and professionals navigate the systems, identify resources and provide vital community connections. This is an important development for families and professionals throughout the state,” said Cindy Robinson with About Special Kids.

The organization says it is anticipated that all staff of both organizations will continue with the new organization and existing board members plan to continue in their roles.

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