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Annual Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health to Focus on Housing
The mental health community will take up this critical social justice issue at its 35thAnnual Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health, January 26, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.
The event is a joint effort of Caramore Community, Inc., Club Nova, Josh’s Hope Foundation, Inc., Mental Health America of the Triangle, NAMI Durham, NAMI Orange and Threshold Clubhouse. Speakers will focus on issues with group homes and housing placement, with a special emphasis on the recent U.S. Department of Justice ruling, which found the state to be non-compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The summer 2012 state budget omission that could have assisted mentally ill group home clients will also be addressed. Speakers at the event include:
o Emery Cowan of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
o Ann Akland of NAMI Wake
o Alex Harrison, a group home resident
“We anticipate another successful gathering at the 2013 Legislative Breakfast on Mental
Health,” says MHAT Executive Director Ben Staples, “and we are excited to be involved
in an event that will hopefully shed light on the important issues facing North Carolina.”
Nearly 300 participants have attended the breakfast in recent years.
Event sponsors to date include Alberta Professional Services, Inc., Allied Behavioral Healthcare, Carolina Outreach, CASA, KidSCope, Shared Visions Retreat Center, UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, and Save Wright School. Space is still available for additional event sponsors and includes promotional advertising in exchange for sponsorship. For sponsor information, contact David Chapman at 919-967-3402, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For non-internet registration or questions, contact Steve Bailey, registrar, at email@example.com or call 919-526-5287.
About Mental Health America of the Triangle
Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT) provides free services, education and
support, and collaborates with other community organizations throughout the region to help those with mental health and substance abuse conditions. Established in 1966 as The Mental Health Association in Orange County, the organization affiliated with Mental Health America
in 2010. MHAT is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization Located at 3729 Murphy School
Road in Durham, N.C. and is supported by private and corporate donations and grants. For additional information, please call 919.942.8083, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mhatriangle.org.
For additional information:
For additional information:
Benjamin Staples, MS, MBA
Mental Health America of the Triangle
3729 Murphy School Road
Durham, NC 27705
118 North Churton Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278