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MCF Stands with the Black Community

Gail Doerr - Thursday, June 18, 2020
MCF stands in solidarity with the Black Community in this time of grieving, anger and pain. We denounce racism in all its forms, in particular the threat and killings of African-American/Black people. We are outraged by the systemic racism and bias that we have seen and that continues, including the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Broo ..

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Maryland Legislative Wrap-up

Ann Geddes - Thursday, June 18, 2020
The 2020 legislative session ended three weeks early on March 18, due to COVID 19. Due to the shortened session, legislators focused on priority legislation, and many bills did not receive a vote. MCF has delayed publishing a legislative summary as we were waiting to see if Governor Hogan would veto a key piece of legislation related to the provision of behavioral healt ..

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Parents

Tara Wetherell - Thursday, June 18, 2020
When you have a child with behavioral health challenges, maintaining a productive and peaceful routine while the whole family is at home together can seem like an impossible goal. As we head into summer, DeVaki Leonard, MCF’s Family Leadership Assistant, shares her tips for making daily life less stressful and more joyful. Establish a positive morning routine. Start the  ..

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We’re In This Together: Taking Flight Supports Young Adults

Tara Wetherell - Thursday, June 18, 2020
Taking Flight is MCF's statewide program for youth ages 18-26, led by four young women who use their personal experience with behavioral health challenges to help others. They provide informal peer support and connection, work to break through stigma, and advocate for positive system changes. “I often say that I wish I had a group like Taking Flight to turn to when I wa ..

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Remembering Ginger Rosella

Tara Wetherell - Thursday, June 18, 2020
A Memoriam by Jane Plapinger The MCF family is deeply saddened at the tragic passing on May 23 of Ginger Rosela, our beloved and much-admired colleague. Ginger was a Family Peer Support Specialist, and one of five substance use family advocates who helped establish MCF’s Substance Use Family Navigation Program four years ago. Everyone who knew Ginger was touched by her  ..

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