MHANYS is part of the campaign to raise mental health housing rates led by our colleagues at ACL. The campaign is holding a press event next Tuesday, October 10th. For too long the rates for mental health housing have had limited increases which has led to a crisis in housing. This crisis manifests itself in long waiting lists, diminishment of services and ultimately a scarcity of housing. We hope that you are able to attend the event. Information is listed below.

Here is the link to the registration page for the press event.

www.cvent.com/c/express/e6fa2a3b-71e1-42c0-8e72-31882d531dbd

You are invited to the Kick off of our Campaign to Raise MH Housing Rates – called BRING IT HOME: Better Funding for Better Care on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

We are kicking off this Campaign on October 10th at 11:30 am in Albany at a PRESS CONFERENCE. We will gather on the Million Dollar Staircase in the capital. We need around 50 – 70 people to have a presence and to attract press. We would like a combination of family, consumers and staff. We intend to have a representation of speakers – provider, advocate, family member, consumer, veteran – that type of thing. We will decide here who will speak.

We will meet in *Meeting Room 7* on the concourse of the Empire State Plaza at 10:15 so that we can brief everyone. This meeting room is near the elevators to the Egg on the concourse level. We won’t be able to provide transportation. Lunch is on your own.

We do need a robust presence in order to interest the press and to entice them to write about us. Many MH advocates are with us and will be there: NYAPRS, MHA-NYS, SHHNNY, NAMI-NYS and The Coalition.

Please use this registration link to let us know if you can come and how many can come. Information about a meeting room, parking and direction will come soon. You will get all of that before the event. Watch your emails.

Thank you so much in advance! We really need you to take part!

Let me know if you need anything else! Talk soon,

Lindsey

 

 

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