Friday, February 28, 2014

Hawley & Associates Hits The Airwaves!

Phil Hawley, President of Hawley & Associates was honored to be interviewed on Voice America Radio on the "Your Adoption Coach" show with Kelly Ellison.  The show times are as follows:

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
12:00 pm PST
2:00 pm CST
3:00 pm EST
Phil discusses about how critical it is for adoption agencies or foster care agencies to have insurance coverage if something should go wrong.  At Hawley and Associates, we specialize in providing customized insurance coverage to adoption agencies and social services agencies around the country

Phil also talks about the importance of being covered and why it's important.  If you are an adoptive parent looking for an agency, he talks about how to get your questions answered and how to be sure your agency is covered, not with just insurance, but the right insurance. 

Phil takes us on a journey by sharing his personal story and how Hawley & Associates is dedicated in helping these agencies in their mission by protecting their mission.

We hope you'll join us! 



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hawley & Associates To Sponsor This Years ORPHANS OVERSEAS "An Evening of Hope"

Hawley & Associates is proud to be sponsoring this years ORPHANS OVERSEAS "An Evening of Hope" gala and auction on March 15th, 2014 in Portland, OR. If you want to come and support an amazing cause and have a great evening at the same time, this event is for you! We will all be there and we hope to see you there as well! All the information is attached.

We are also including links to two articles about their Karibu Centre describing the incredible social change occuring in education in the slums of Kenya, initiated by Orphans Overseas and made possible by generous donors and sponsors.  Please click on the links below: 

**  Kindergarten pupils trade blackboards and pens for laptops
**  Fast Forward


Friday, February 7, 2014

Call Congress to Pass the Adoption Incentives Program Reauthorization

Hawley and Associates would like to pass this information on regarding the Adoption Incentive Program Reauthorization.  Please feel free to help support the passing of these bills which affect adoption and foster care.


Concern: Congress is dragging their feet to pass the bipartisan Adoption Incentives reauthorization and the Family Connections Grants (which have now expired). The delay has already caused us to lose the funding that was found for the Family Connections Grants to be extended.

Action: Call your U.S. Senators and Representative. Call the Capitol switchboard to be connected, dial 202-224-3121.

Message: Congress should finish their work to extend the bipartisan Adoption
Incentives and Family Connection Grants program.

Talking points:

  • The Adoption Incentive Program and the Family Connections Grants expired October 1st 2013.
  • Congress and the Senate especially must pass this reauthorization NOW.
  • In October 2013 the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3205 the bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program and the Family Connections Grants.
  • The $15 million annually for three years for the Family Connections Grants has been lost with the recent FY2014 budget agreement that Congress passed in December 2013.
  • Both the House bill and the Senate bill found offsets to pay for theses grants. Now Congress needs to find a new way to pay for the Family Connections Grants.
  • This is a concern because current grantees are uncertain if they will receive their 2014 funding in time to continue existing programs under the grants administered by the federal Children's Bureau.
  • If this is not reauthorized soon, we are concerned that the Adoption Incentive Program funding will not be seen as important or needed to the appropriators when completing FY2015 appropriation bills.
  • The program has always historically been extended in a bipartisan fashion.
  • Congress should stop dragging their feet and extend the bipartisan Adoption Incentives and Family Connection Grants program.

Background information:

  • The Adoption Incentives Fund rewards states for increasing adoptions from foster care.
  • Both the House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Adoption Incentives Fund expand the incentive to recognize kinship care placements in addition to adoption.
  • The House bill also shifts the awards on rates rather than just numbers of children adopted, since some states have reduced their number of children in foster care.
  • The Family Connections Grants are discretionary funds that are awarded to the filed for: kinship navigator programs, family group decision making, family finding and substance abuse treatment for families in child welfare.
  • The Senate coupled two unrelated child welfare bills with their version of the Adoption Incentive Program reauthorization and it has only passed out of the Senate Finance Committee (S.1870).
  • The Adoption Incentives Fund and the Family Connections grants are funded differently
    • The Adoption Incentives Fund receives an annual appropriations.
The Family Connection Grants receive mandatory funds, which means funding is written into the law and it requires Congress to pay for the funding at the time it is reauthorized.

Great Connections At The NATSAP Convention in Las Vegas

Hawley & Associates' president, Phil Hawley and Sr. Account Manager, Cari Maciolek are working hard at the NATSAP (The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) convention this week in Las Vegas! So far, it has been a great turn out and wonderful to see so many people gather for such a great mission.

They have already met some incredible people and have learned of some exceptional programs centering around in-patient, out-patient addiction treatment, residential treatment, at risk youth services, therapeutic schools, and the like. 

Hawley & Associates' specialty, of course, is providing custom insurance products for these unique organizations.  Our access to specialty markets makes us an ideal pair and we are excited to see how we can help find these organizations the perfect coverage for their needs.  We have already make some great connections.   

If you are attending the conference this year, we would love for you to stop by and say hello! Don't forget about our drawing for the  40" Samsung flat screen TV.  :-)   

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hawley & Associates Attending NATSAP Annual Conference In Nevada

Hawley & Associates is excited to be a part of the NATSAP (National Association of Therapuetic Schools and Programs) Annual Conference in Nevada this week!  The NATSAP Annual Conference is specifically designed for mental health and health professionals of all levels. Conference attendees will include program/clinic owners, executive directors, administrators, therapists, educators, educational consultants, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, guidance counselors, and others impacting this ever growing industry. 

Hawley & Associates is proud to provide specialized insurance services for these types of organizations including: Residential Treatment Centers, At Risk Youth Services, Wilderness Programs, In-Patient and Out-Patient Addiction Treatment Centers, among many more. It takes exceptional knowledge of the insurance industry in order to provide exceptional coverage and service to these ever-changing, ever-growing organizations.  It's our is what we do!

If you are attending the conference, we look forward to seeing there!  Be sure to come by our booth and say 'hi' and enter our raffle for a Samsung flat screen TV!