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Hundreds of Helping Hands Could be Lost in Indiana

October 26, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS - Hundreds of helping hands could be lost in Indiana under a budget bill on Capitol Hill which would cut funding for people working mostly as volunteers, helping those who need help the most.

The House Appropriations Committee's Labor, Health and Human Services bill proposes eliminating programs such as AmeriCorps and VISTA, which are administered by the Corporation for National Community Services.

About 250 people worked in 18 programs around Indiana last year, says Jim Huston, who as executive director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives oversees the AmeriCorps program in the state.

"Habitat for Humanity is one. Boys and Girls Club Alliance of Indiana is one of them. Scott County Partnership - where they provide all kinds of community services including food-bank activity."

AmeriCorps is one of the nation's largest employers of 18- to 24-year-olds, paying them a small stipend for social-service work. Huston says many of the workers are looking for experience in specific areas...

"Younger, a lot of times, fresh out of college or in school and are looking for an exposure in the non-for-profit or faith-based non-for-profit realm."

The draft of the 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services budget bill, which includes the cut, will get subcommittee scrutiny before it reaches the full House.

Leigh DeNoon, Public News Service - IN