HHS: Grantees sheltering illegal alien children must provide ‘family planning services’

HHS: Grantees sheltering illegal alien children must provide ‘family planning services’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $350 million “funding opportunity” on Friday for residential care providers of the thousands of illegal alien minors crossing the U.S. border unaccompanied by parents. According to HHS, recipients of these grants are required to provide these illegal young people with “family planning services” and to deliver care in a manner that is “sensitive” to sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Residential care providers are required to provide…family planning services,” says the grant announcement.

The grant document continues:

Residential care providers are required to provide or arrange for the program required services in a manner that is sensitive to the age, culture, religion, dietary needs, native language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other important individual needs of each UAC [Unaccompanied Alien Children]. All services and assessments are required to be administered for all UAC even if they are in ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] custody for a short period of time. Residential care providers are required to have the capacity to provide services in the language of the majority of UAC in their facility speak.

Residential care providers who are grant recipients must also agree to provide illegal alien minors case management services, educational services, family reunification and release services, group and individual counseling, individualized needs assessments and service plans, information about free legal assistance available to them, medical and mental health services, religious access, right to privacy, transportation, and visitation and phone calls.

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