Addictions and Mental Health Advocates will be joined by community members and other support groups this afternoon, in front of City Hall.
“We will be there before the council members show up and [there] when they leave,” states Donna DeSimon, Founder of AAMHA and one of the organizers.
“It’s about time we’re heard, this protest is about the barriers that people suffering from addiction and mental health issues [face in] attempting to get help and how we need funding to provide what is needed to help them,” she continues.
“Our City Hall should be lobbying relentlessly to acquire this funding, not lobbying constantly for money for an 8 mill plaza. Could you imagine if the same effort was put in, where we might be?”
Both CHAAT and SOYA have committed some members to the rally. The public is also expected and encouraged to show up.
“If you are concerned about the situation we are facing, the crime, the seemingly endless overdoses, come, spend time with us today and make your voices heard,” encourages DeSimon.
The protest is planned for 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.
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