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 […]

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Coronavirus, Mental Health, Beautiful News, and Singing!

Dear Friends, I hope you and your families are all hanging in there and remembering to take care of your mental health. I wanted to briefly update you on how Mental Health Advocacy Services is responding to the coronavirus crisis and ask for your help. First, we had to make the difficult decision to close […]

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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 […]

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MHAS Letter to Gov. Newsom

Mental Health Advocacy Services wrote to Governor Newsom urging him to protect California’s most vulnerable populations, including people with mental health disabilities,  during the coronavirus outbreak. Read the letter below or click here to view a PDF version.    March 16, 2020 The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor of California California State Capitol 1303 10th Street, […]

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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...

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