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Advocacy Actions

Advocacy has been at the center of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) mission since its beginnings in 1986.

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Hike for Mental Health

Hike for Mental Health to bring awareness of mental health recovery and raise money for the PMHCA Educational Fund. Learn more...


Past Actions

Block Grant

Block Grant and Budget News

Budget Cuts: 2012-2013

Tell Your Story, January 2013

Governor Signs FY 2012-2013 Budget, June 30, 2012

Update: June 27, 2012 Continue to General Assistance Eliminated

Update: June 22, 2012 Continue to Protest the Human Services Grant and Cuts to Community Mental Health

Update: June 11, 2012 Call Gov. Corbett today support full restoration of funding for behavioral health and intellectual disability services ...

Update: June 4, 2012 Save Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Funding. Learn how....

Update: May 31, 2012 Support Representative DiGirolamo's Amendment to Budget Bill. Learn how....

Update: May 15, 2012. Find your legislators and their contact information on the Pennsylvania General Assembly Web site and tell them to OPPOSE the block grant, STOP the cuts and RESTORE funding. Stop the Cuts!

Update: May 1, 2012. Rally. Participate in one of the many rallys during May and June - and don't forget to contact your legislators and tell them to OPPOSE the block grant, STOP the cuts and RESTORE funding..

Update: April 11, 2012. Send a postcard. Use a pre-printed postcard to send the message to your local legislator and to the Chairs of the Pennsylvania House and Senate Finance Committees.

Update: March 28, 2012. PMHCA Joins Lawsuit to Stop Budget Cuts. Contact your legislators and tell them to OPPOSE the block grant, STOP the cuts and RESTORE funding.

Update: March 14, 2012. How your life WILL change. Contact your legislators and tell them to OPPOSE the block grant, STOP the cuts and RESTORE funding.

Update: March 7, 2012. Contact your legislators to STOP the block grant and restore funding. (suggested letter and talking points included)

Update: February 22, 2012. Contact your commissioners to Restore Funding. (suggested letter and talking points included)

Update: February 7, 2012. Proposed State Budget and Community Mental Health Services.

Budget Cuts: August 2011

Update: August 10, 2011. Read about the latest advocacy efforts to maintain behavioral health budget, Medical Assistance funding, and express concerns about Welfare Code changes.

Budget Cuts: February 2011

Action Required by February 25, 2011 to maintain Behavioral Health Services funding. Learn how you can help...

Update

Many wrote letters to Governor Corbett in February 2011 asking him to maintain behavioral health funding, prior to presentation of his budget proposals for fiscal year 2011-2012.

Many shared the letters that were sent to the Governor and his budget secretary, Mr. Zogby with PMHCA and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania. Others also contacted their legislators to express the need to keep funding for vital mental health services and supports.

Budget advocacy continues to assure that the PA Department of Public Welfare and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services do not lose any additional money throughout the six month budget process.

Thank you for taking action on this important issue.