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Action Alert on Children’s Mental Health!

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Now is the time to contact your legislators to ask them to prioritize new funding for children’s mental health services!

We have made it easy for you to take action:

  1. Simply go to our online advocacy system and enter your name and address.
  2. Personalize the email by adding your connection to the issue– whether you are a parent, teacher, therapist, concerned grandparent, etc.
  3. Click send!


We are requesting that the legislature accept Governor McDonnell’s additional $1 million for children’s crisis response services and child psychiatry and add another $450,000 to that amount so that projects can be funded in all 5 health planning regions of the state.

Next week is the last week the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees will have to craft their budgets; each chamber releases its budget on Sunday, February 3. So now is the time to make your voice heard!

Thank you. If you have questions, please contact Voices’ policy director Margaret Nimmo Crowe at margaret@vakids.org.

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