May 16, 2006

State of Alabama
Press Release: Human Resources, Department of

Jefferson County Adult Services Supervisor Recognized by Red Cross

These agencies worked together to meet the needs of low-income elderly and disabled individuals facing financial and/or medical emergencies. While working with these projects, Louise became acquainted with the Lucille Beeson Foundation. She applied, with the assistance of the State DHR, for funds from the Foundation and DHR was awarded $35,000 in 2004 and $25,000 in 2005. The funds are designated for Adult Protective Services clients over the age of sixty who are citizens of Jefferson County with needs which cannot be met in any other manner.

Also, as a member of the Medical Social Services Organization, Ms. Julian secured $5600 for needy elderly and disabled clients, and $800 from the Daughter's of Thunder Outreach for the same purpose without the age requirement.

Louise is the Program Supervisor for the Adult Protective Services Program in Jefferson County. She is also Chairperson for the Project Share Advisory Committee where she has been a member since 2001.

Louise is also an active member of the Communal Living Facility Blue Ribbon Committee. This committee was created in October 2004 when budget cuts lead the Jefferson County Health Department to stop paying for the licensing and inspections of boarding homes. During the past year, the Committee has updated regulations, created a multi-agency inspection team, secured funding for the program through the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County Commission, and the State Department of Mental Health. Most significantly, the Committee is responsible for new and stronger legislation governing boarding homes passed during the last legislative session.       

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