May 30, 2019

Community hearing on public mental health service expansion

In January, the Chicago City Council approved the Public Mental Health Service Expansion Resolution that created a task force to make recommendations for re-opening clinics and improving existing services.

No matter where you work, if you're a resident of Chicago who cares about the plight of individuals with mental illness, please come out to an upcoming public hearing on Thursday, June 13 to show your support for expanding mental health services.

In 2012 the City of Chicago closed six mental health clinics and subsequently privatized another. Chicago city mental health clinics were the safety net provider for thousands of residents in need, many of whom were left without affordable, accessible options following the closures. Working together with a coalition of community organization, AFSCME helped lead the fight to reopen public mental health clinics.

Make your voice heard!

Our communities urgently need improved access to mental health services. Come show your support for strengthening Chicago’s public mental health clinic network. Join task force members, researcher and moderator Dr. Leticia Villareal Sosa and sponsor Alderman Sophia King at a community hearing.

Date: Thursday June 13

Time: 6pm

Where: Malcolm X College (1900 W. Jackson Blvd. Room 1106)

Free parking. Translation and childcare will be provided. Download flyer.

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