Bring It Home: Better Funding for Better Care
After the overwhelming support and successes of our Statewide Rallies earlier in the year, the Bring It Home campaign is announcing two upcoming rallies being held at Governor Cuomo’s NYC office to keep the pressure on him & NYS Legislators to increase funding for Community-Based Mental Health Housing Programs.
ALL ARE INVITED!
Thursday, July 25 & Thursday, August 22, 11AM
Office of the Governor, 633 Third Avenue, Manhattan
These essential and life-changing mental health housing programs continue to be woefully underfunded, which risks the recovery & stability of the over 40,000 New Yorkers living with severe psychiatric disabilities who rely on them.
***Please use the following link to register to attend and PLEASE also download this flyer to share with your networks:
If you have any questions about the rallies, please contact Social Media Coordinator Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You for helping us BRING IT HOME!
URGE GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN THE MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING COMMISSION BILL!
Please take a moment to send an E-letter directly to Governor Cuomo to urge him to sign the Mental Health Housing Commission Bill (A.7489/S.5637) into law!
It is so easy to do! Just click this link, then enter your street address, zip code, and full name and a digital copy of an E-letter will be generated addressed from you to the Governor! You can then either choose to e-mail it to him OR print and mail a hard copy.
We’ve created this campaign so you can help us influence the Governor to sign this bill ASAP.
Just last month, the New York State Senate and Assembly unanimously passed this bill – a direct result of the Bring It Home Campaign’s education and advocacy over the last year and a half – which would establish a temporary commission to study New York’s mental health housing programs under the auspice of the Office of Mental Health.
The nine-member commission would take on the task of reviewing current funding and staffing levels across New York and investigating ways the state can begin to remedy its years-long failure to adequately fund mental health housing programs.
The commission needs six months to gather information that will be crucial to next year’s budget negotiations, and they can’t get started until the Governor signs this bill into law. Once the bill is sent to him, he will only have 10 days to sign it, so we need to move quickly to make sure the Governor makes this a priority!
Our goal is to send 5,000 letters to the Governor ASAP!
We encourage you to send the E-letter more than once and please forward this link to anyone who would also be willing to send it!
Thank You for helping us Bring It Home!
Bring It Home’s Next Steps
We’re planning to hit the ground running, so please follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram) and watch your e-mail for some upcoming events & actions where you can help Bring It Home keep the momentum going through the summer & fall!
The Bring It Home Coalition
Bring it Home is a coalition of community-based mental health housing providers, mental health advocates, faith leaders, and consumers and their families, urging New York State to adequately fund these community-based housing programs for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Full recovery and community reintegration depends on stable housing opportunities. Through education and advocacy, Bring it Home is working to bring Better Funding for Better Care to New York.