Friday, April 9, 2010

Mental Health America Hosts Annual Legislative Breakfast

About 130 people attended a day-long event where they listened to lectures, spoke with legislative staff members and learned to be better advocates.

Mental Health America of Allegheny County hosted their seventh annual legislative breakfast and advocacy training on Friday.

The event was held in the county Human Services Building. Rachel Freund, Director of Community Outreach at Mental Health America organized the event. She said it is held locally and not in Harrisburg because so many of the attendees have disabilities making it more difficult and costly for them to travel.

Among the issues discussed were the recent cuts to Supplemental Security Income and rent rebates to personal care home residents.

Representatives were at the breakfast from the offices of Representative Dan Frankel, Representative Randy Vulakovich and Senator Jay Costa.

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