Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 2012 2016continued to be a busy year for services provided to families throughout the country. Social workers at HDSA Centers of Excellence, Chapters, Regions and other HD clinics assist families in 40 states and across their borders. HDSA received extra funding this year to bring social workers together not only to the Annual HDSA Convention for professional training, but also at two other regional meetings in the Midwest and Southwest. These educational events help social workers provide the best and most up to date information on assisting HD families with HD concerns. HDSA continues to provide a Helpline for families and to refer to the Chapter and Regional social workers who respond to thousands of requests for information about HD, provide supportive counseling, answer questions about genetic testing, long term care placement, disability and referrals to local resources. Social workers also interact with professionals in their communities including presentations to medical students, genetic students, social work and behavioral health students, law enforcement personnel, assist in educational day events, provide in-services to long term care facilities or other health agencies and participate in National Youth Alliance (NYA) retreats. Many families find much-needed support at HDSA support groups that are available in 44 states. Groups help families understand and normalize the symptoms that can occur in HD persons and benefits are felt both by caregivers and HD persons. All of these services can be found through on using the Locate Resources tab to find services in your area.. Anne Leserman, LCSW HDSA Assistant Director of Community Service HDSA Provides More Help For Today Than Ever Before SUPPORT & SERVICES REPORT