NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania has been actively advocating for Pennsylvania legislators to restore the proposed 20 percent funding cut for mental health services, and to oppose the Human Services Development Fund (HSDF) Block Grant. Today, we took action by joining the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) and six other organizations as petitioners in a lawsuit.
The DRN filed the lawsuit today against Gov. Tom Corbett, the Dept. of Public Welfare and the Office of the Budget over proposed budget cuts to services for Pennsylvanians with disabilities. We joined DRN, the Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania, ARC of Pennsylvania, PA Mental Health Consumers Association, Speaking for Ourselves and the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania in taking legal action to stop the proposed 20 percent cut to services and the transfer of funds to the block grant.
To read the full press release, click here. For a copy of the petition, click here. For more information, visit www.drnpa.org or call 1-800-692-7443.