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The Good News

Some of our efforts are beginning to pay off as we’ve had feedback that County Comissioners and persons on the CMH Board have begun to recognize our efforts; also State Legislators have been hearing from more constituents. This is the time to really re-inforce how you feel with your elected officials and to [...]

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Thursday Morning April 2, Synergy announced that without significant infusion of funds from CMH by May 23, it would be forced to administer severe cuts to its payments to Providers. Synergy is the 2nd of 3 MCPN’s (Mega-Providers) providing services to persons with Developmental Disabilities in Wayne County to claim it is severely under funded [...]

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Lobby Kit

Posted By: Ed Diegel on Mar 25, 2009

This document contains contacts for the Wayne County Board, the State House and Senate, the Michigan Department of Human Services and Detroit-Wayne County Mental Health board.
As a minimum please contact your elected representatives on the County Board and in Lansing.

Most effective contact is person to person. You can make an appointment (or deliver a message) [...]

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Reported by: Ed Diegel (ddadvocates@gmail.com). Capitalized text represents my personal comment.

Forum Invitees were
· Veda Sharp, Acting Executive Director, Detroit-Wayne County Mental Health Agency
· James Dehem, CEO and President, Community Living Services
· Providers and Provider Employees
· Advocates for the 2800 persons served by CLS in Wayne County

In Attendance

Veda Sharp declined to attend and [...]

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This is the first newsletter post to DDAdvocates.com –nearly 100 people including provider staff and management and community advocates. Attachments to this message include:

Minutes from the March 19 Open Forum on CLS Cuts Archive Note: See Newsletter #1.2 Minutes for the March 19 Meeting for this document.
A lobby kit for creating political pressure to restore funding

For [...]

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