JOIN THE #3FOR#5 CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE A THREE PERCENT INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR THE NOT FOR PROFIT HUMAN SERVICE SECTOR EVERY YEAR FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

It is unprecedented for the entire human services sector to speak with the same voice in urging support for #3for#5.   The Statewide agencies that represent Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Addiction Disorders, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Domestic Violence, Homeless Programs, Aging Programs and others have banded together to speak with one voice in support of this campaign.

We are appreciative that the Governor’s Executive Budget included the full commitment to funding the increase in the direct care workforce for individuals in mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction, but the needs of the entire community must be met.  For over a decade, the proposed COLA for the human services sector was not withstood in the budget. Instead of going to much needed services to help keep New Yorkers in need in safe, supportive and autonomous environments, the funding went to the State’s General Fund.

We have reached a crisis level for many services and that is why we need your help.

JOIN US AS A SUPPORTER (it costs nothing and could make a huge difference in being able to provide funding for the entire human services community)

Our strength is our numbers and your voice.    Imagine everyone in the entire human services sector advocating for #3for#5.  That would be one of the most powerful campaigns in New York State.  All you have to do to spread the word is to have your agency sign up as a supporter.

Just send a note to Sophie Theis at MHANYS at stheis@mhanys.org  and we will add you to the list of supporters.

We are planning a lot of advocacy and other grassroots event that we will inform you about as we are moving forward.  Our website will be up in running in the next week.

Thank you for your invaluable support.

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