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This #GivingTuesday Help Give Families a Voice in Annapolis

Beth Hess - Monday, November 28, 2016

MCF’s Family Day in Annapolis brings together legislators, parents, caregivers, youth, policymakers and providers to advocate for children and youth with behavioral health needs, including mental health and substance use challenges.

On this #GivingTuesday, help ensure that the voice of families is heard by policy-makers in Annapolis this year. Donate now to support MCF's 17th Annual Family Day in Annapolis.

Last year, financial support from individual and organizational partners like you made possible: 

The tremendous success of MCF’s 16th Annual Family Day in Annapolis
A crowd of 200 families and partners attended from 22 jurisdictions across the state! Legislators saw the power of families and heard the family voice advocating for policies and funding in support of families with children with behavioral health needs.

$4.4 million was committed for Wraparound services for children and youth
Family members provided testimony and visited with their elected officials to advocate for legislation that would preserve Wraparound services in Maryland (House Bill 579 and Senate Bill 858). Our voice made a difference! An agreement was reached and the legislation was withdrawn. The Behavioral Health Administration committed to provide high-fidelity Wraparound services to 300 families of youth with intensive mental health needs regardless of their insurance status or income. 

How your donation makes Family Day 2017 possible:

$25     
Educate 5 legislators on children's behavioral health issues (materials for Family Members to share with their legislators) 
$40   Send 1 Family Member to Annapolis for Family Day (travel by shuttle bus from their community, breakfast and materials to share with their legislators)
$80   Send 2 Family Members to Annapolis for Family Day (travel by shuttle bus from their community, breakfast and materials to share with their legislators)
$120   Give breakfast to 10 Family Members and Legislators to help fuel their efforts during Family Day 
$250   Transport 12 Family Members by shuttle bus from their community to Annapolis to meet with their legislators
$600
  Transport 30 Family Members by shuttle bus from their community to Annapolis to meet with their legislators

Donate Now

To make a gift by check, please mail donations to: MCF, 10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 234 Columbia, MD 21044

Learn more about MCF's work to connect, support and empower Maryland's families

Save the date for our 17th Annual Family Day in Annapolis.

 

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