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In coalition with Root & Rebound and 60+ organizations, MHAS urgently calls upon California’s leadership and parole and probation agencies to modify supervision conditions, polices, and practices to align with public health recommendations at this time and protect the lives of the 400,000 people currently on parole/probation in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our […]

MHAS Letter to Gov. Newsom: Act Now to Stop Deadly Discrimination

VIEW PDF HERE March 27, 2020 The Honorable Governor Newson Governor of California California State Capitol 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Californians with disabilities and our advocates are horrified by reports from Italy and now Washington State about rationing access to Coronavirus (COVID-19) care via medical treatment triage criteria […]

Legal Services Letter to Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye

Yesterday, Western Center for Law and Poverty, Mental Health Advocacy Services, and other 40+ California legal aid organizations delivered a letter to California’s Chief Justice Cantil-Saskauye asking for the suspension of court operations to protect legal aid staff, their vulnerable clients, and the public during the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full letter below or click here […]

MHAS Receives Grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation

We are proud and honored to announce that MHAS has received a $50,000 general operating grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The grant will support MHAS’ work of providing free legal legal services to low-income people with mental health disabilities. For the 3,000+ clients that we serve each year, free legal representation is key to obtaining access to the public benefits, fai...

October 2019 | Remembering Jim Preis One Year Later

Dear MHAS supporter, It’s hard to believe that today marks one year since Jim’s passing. Today, we can unequivocally say that Jim left this world a better place than he found it. For 40 years, Jim fought to change and develop systems to better serve people with mental health disabilities and to allow them to live […]