As I referenced earlier, there was an unbelievable outpouring of support for funding for the direct care workforce. The passion of individuals, family members and providers was nothing short of remarkable. As a family member myself, I greatly appreciate this committed workforce.

One of the extraordinary voices of the campaign was former Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. Though he spoke about his son’s developmental disability, he also spoke on behalf of the entire mental hygiene sectors. Whether in the Assembly or in retirement, his passion and dedication to direct care staff is extraordinary. He deserves a great deal of credit for the success of the workforce campaign.

Glenn Liebman, CEO

Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

194 Washington Avenue Suite 415

Albany, NY 12210

gliebman@mhanys.org

(518)434-0439 x 220

 

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