Advocacy Home and Community Based

Support Community Service Budget Items

Action Steps – Contact Mass State Senators and Reps to advocate with the conference committee to support the House version of line item 9110-1640 and the Senate version of line item 1420-1000.

Budget Line item 9110 – 1640 – Department of Elder Affairs

Budget Line item 9110 – 1640 (Department of Elder Affairs)

For the geriatric mental health program, including outreach, counseling, resource management and system navigation for community-dwelling elders with mental health needs Support the HOUSE version at $1.2 million. (Senate is only $1 million.)

Budget Line Item 1420-1000 (Mass Rehabilitation Commission)

Support the Senate version which funds a pilot project at MRC to maintain or to place adults under age 60 in the community(from nursing homes or shelters) with wrap around behavioral health services.

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