Representative Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, is currently circulating a sign-on letter urging House leaders to protect funding for behavioral health programs, including substance abuse and mental health programs, some of which serve homeless and at-risk populations.
Given the major cuts in the HUD budget, these programs that provide services that help keep the formerly homeless housed at the those at risk of homelessness from becoming homeless are even more critical.
What You Can Do:
See if your member has already signed the letter by clicking here. If so, thank them!
If not, contact your representative’s office and ask to speak to the person who handles health issues. You can get their number by calling the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
Urge the staff person to have his/her boss sign on to Rep. Napolitano’s letter supporting funding for behavioral health programs.
If they agree to do so, they should contact Ane Romero, in Rep. Napolitano’s office by COB Thursday, December 1.