A TCC Delegation of more than 60 Traveled to Lansing, MI
In recognition of May being Mental Health & Foster Care Awareness month, The Children’s Center (TCC), along with over 60 child and family advocates, traveled to Lansing on May 8th, to meet and dialogue with State legislators to raise awareness about the issues facing children and families living with mental illness, emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders, trauma and challenges with foster care.
Our delegation of more than 60 advocates—comprised of TCC parents, children, staff, board members, and community partners—spent the day with State legislators, engaging in meaningful public policy and budgetary discussions regarding the following topics:
- Healthcare Reform & Behavioral Health Parity
- Medicaid Expansion
- Expanding Funding for Early Childhood Education
- Mental Health Services and K-12 Partnerships
- Funding Equity for Foster Care Services
The day was a tremendous success! Our overarching message that was all children should have access to vital mental health and foster care services they need to shape their own futures and become successful in life.
In a lively discussion with Brian Calley, Lt. Governor, James Haveman, Director of Department of Community Health, and Rep. Thomas F. Stallworth, III, the voices of our legislators and advocates were heard loud and clear.
A heartfelt thank you to all those who made time to travel with The Children’s Center to Lansing for this very important event.