Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Waiting Game

"We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful."

---Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.”

---Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Some social services agencies received the following communication from DHS yesterday; sadly, while agencies wait to find out if funding will be reinstated, their clients continue to be deprived of services and laid-off employees find other employment. The disruption to the infrastructructure of these agencies and the entire state of Illinois has been immeasurable and will not be forgotten.


Dear Provider,

The Department of Human Services appreciates your support and forbearance as we go through this protracted contracting process. As you know, the state of Illinois now has a budget.

Additional dollars have been identified for the social services which will result in the modification of many of your contracts. We are now in the process of budget revisions with the Office of Management and Budgets and expect to extend new contracts, where indicated, starting next week.

Carol L. Adams, Ph.D.
Department of Human Services

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