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  • Equity + inclusion are the foundation for our work.
  • Representation means ALL voices are heard.
  • Our lasting impact relies on YOUR LEADERSHIP.
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stay aware + informed + up-to-date

Follow us on social media for the latest updates on our advocacy efforts. Change doesn’t happen without people who have compassion and respect for those in need. Help us by sharing our message with your connections.

Calling all CT peers! Have you RSVP'd to the community dinner on Saturday? Click the link in our bio to register for an afternoon of building connections, co-creating a vision for the future of peer & lived experience support in CT, and delicious food! DM us if you have questions

Curious about legislative advocacy? Want to learn how to tell your story at a public hearing to affect systems change? Register now for our free, virtual, public workshop on February 12th!
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We condemn the racist and genocidal statements made by Dr. Weiner. CT's mental health system needs to reckon with its white supremacist history. While that is a demand for systemic change, it is also true of the individuals who work in the system and hold power over clients.

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GET INVOLVED THROUGH LEARNING:

our trainings + educational opportunities

Advocacy Essentials

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How to be an effective advocate for systems change. This training is focused on advocacy at the legislative level. Participants will learn how to:

  • Use their story to make change
  • Build relationships with policymakers
  • Testify at a public hearing

Legislative Essentials

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The legislative process. Learn how a bill becomes a law, including everything an advocate should know about:

  • Raising a bill
  • Legislative committees
  • Applying pressure
  • Implementation

Leadership Essentials

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Building leadership for change. Participants will learn must-know leadership skills including:

  • The state budget process
  • Coalition building and working with others
  • Effective communication and messaging

Mental Health is on the Ballot! : Voting with disabilities

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People with disabilities have the right to vote. They also have the right to certain accommodations, which are explained in this training. Know your voting rights before election day!

  • You have the right to vote.
  • You have the right to accommodations to help you vote. 
  • All voters should have equal access to their polling place. 

In The Community – Mental health and housing

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Housing is the first requirement for a healthy life To support people living in the community, we must advocate for a better housing system. This three part series covers:

  • The history of fair housing for people with disabilities
  • The housing rights of people with disabilities
  • Advocacy and next steps for housing progress
get involved with our allies:

community-led initiatives we support.

NAMI CONNECTICUT

NAMI helps improve the quality of life for people with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.

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MINISTERIAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP

MHF addresses systemic barriers to Black communities’ access to care with an integrated, faith-based healthcare advocacy network based in Connecticut Black churches.

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CT Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance

The CT Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance is a statewide coalition of individuals & organizations that advocate for the full inclusion & participation of all people with disabilities in their communities.

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HUSKY 4 Immigrants

Husky 4 Immigrants is fighting for policies that expand healthcare access to all immigrants regardless of status, and to open eligibility to the Husky Health program.

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Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice

Katal works to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance equity, health, and justice for everyone.

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Stop Solitary CT

The Stop Solitary CT campaign aims to end the use of solitary confinement in jails, detention centers, and prisons across Connecticut, replacing it with humane, safe, and effective alternatives.

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el cambio comienza con usted

Para cambiar el sistema de salud mental de Connecticut, necesitamos su liderazgo. Ofrecemos formación sobre cómo utilizar su historia para defender y organizar a su comunidad para el cambio. Nuestras prioridades están impulsadas por la comunidad y orientadas a la justicia.