Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Arc of NC News: The Coalition Launches Town Hall Meetings Across the State

The Coalition (The Arc is a long-standing member) is holding Town Hall Meetings in several areas to discuss the current budget cuts, the budget outlook, and disability services for North Carolinians (MH/DD/SAS).

These meetings are great opportunities for people to learn about the issues, share opinions, and advocate.

Town Hall Meetings on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, and Substance Abuse Services Sponsored by The Coalition

The Coalition, 40 organizations advocating together to meet the needs of North Carolinians living with the developmental disabilities, the disease of addiction, & mental illness, will host a series of town hall meetings on MH, DD, & SA services across the state.

These listening sessions will:
Provide a briefing on the current budget cuts and future budget outlook

Offer an opportunity to share your opinions about MHDDSA services and supports; in person, in writing, or online

Update you on how to make a difference on these issues


TIME: All meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the program begins at 6:30.

March 15 - Charlotte
McLeod Center, 515 Clanton Road

March 30 - Greensboro
Place TBA - please see for updates

April 13 - Fayetteville
Southern Regional Area Heath Education Center (SRAHEC) 1601 Owen Drive

April 19 - Asheville
Mountain Area Heath Education Center (MAHEC), 501 Biltmore Ave

Late April - Durham
TBA - please see for updates

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