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March 9, 2015

Nami Williamsburg hopes that you will join us in welcoming members of the Coalition of Community Living, based in Pennsylvania. The Coalition will hold its annual Board Meeting in Williamsburg, March 18th-20th, at the Clarion Hotel. On March 19th, at 1:00 pm, there will be a presentation for the Williamsburg community on the Coalition’s Fairweather Lodge housing initiative – what it provides and how it works. Currently the Fairweather Lodge model is working to foster recovery and independence in ninety

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  • The Legislature Has Adjourned: Highlights from the 2015 Session
  •   Lawmakers Support Funding for Mental Health Services and Enact Mental Health Law Reforms More Info On Friday, February 27, the legislature adjourned for the 2015 legislative session. Below are some of the key outcomes regarding mental health funding initiatives approved by the legislature. Funding to implement the Governor’s Access Program (GAP) to provide limited mental health and medical benefits for uninsured adults between the ages of 21-64 with mental illness with income
  • GAP, Housing, Kids, PACT, and More- Check Out the Latest General Assembly Update GAP, Housing, Kids, PACT, and More- Check Out the Latest General Assembly Update Conferees Issue Their Budget Report – Overall It’s Good News! Take Action! Please Contact Your Legislators Today
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    **If you wish to unsubscribe simply scroll to the bottom and click on the Unsubscribe link** The budget conferees have issued their conference report. The takeaway? Advocacy works! Overall we are pleased to report good news for mental
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     The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate passed their budgets on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  There are critical differences between the two budgets and we need your help conveying messages to legislators about which parts of the House and Senate budgets to support. Take action today! We’ve created a template email. Simply personalize it and click send.   
  • Mental Health Legislative Priorities, Bills and Sign Up to Receive Action Alerts
  •   NAMI Virginia’s legislative priorities this year include covering the uninsured, increasing housing for adults with mental illness, expanding PACT, and strengthening children’s mental health services. Click here for our legislative priorities fact sheet. We have posted our bill chart to our website. The bill chart shows which bills we are following and our position. The chart will be updated weekly so check back for additional updates. Please share the
  • Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource
  • What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis. To
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