Mental Health Initiative Update: IMPACT Goes to City Council and NBC 29 Feature

On Tuesday, January 3rd, a delegation of IMPACT leaders attended the Charlottesville City Council Meeting to remind the Councilors of their commitments made last March in front of 1,500 to fund the Healthy Transitions Program.

We also heard from Robert Johnson, Executive Director of Region Ten, who said that this psychiatric re-entry program is an overall cost savings to the community. Becase Healthy Transitions is preventing homelessness, costly visits to the ER, and recidivism, this $85,000/year program will end up saving the community $680,000 per year.

Lauren Chapin, Co-Facilitator of the Mental Health Research Committee, was featured on NBC 29.

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