Bring It Home: Better Funding for Better Care
Call for Increased Financial Support of New York's Mental Health Housing Programs
Bring it Home is a coalition of community-based mental health housing providers, mental health advocates, faith leaders, and consumers and their families, urging New York State to adequately fund community-based housing programs for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Full recovery and community reintegration depends on stable housing opportunities. Through education and advocacy, Bring it Home is working to bring better funding for better care to New York.
“Integration works so much better than institutionalization, we know that. We also know that institutionalization is very expensive.”
— Ralph Fasano, Immediate PasT-President of the Association for Community Living
Living in specialized community-based housing serves both the taxpayer and those with serious psychiatric disabilities well. But these housing programs are facing unprecedented fiscal challenges. BRING IT HOME’s mission is to raise awareness, get supporters actively involved, and make sure that the 2018 – 2019 New York State budget includes not only adequate funding, but funding allocated towards the right efforts. Sign-On to Support Bring It Home!
40% - 94%
less expensive (depending on housing model) to support community housing vs. state psychiatric institutions, other hospitals, nursing homes, jails and prisons.
40% - 70%
of funding in New York State mental health housing is lost to inflation.
Our goal is have 1,000 organizations on our Supporter's List. Sign up, get involved, write letters, make phone calls, tweet and re-tweet on Twitter, post to Facebook, etc. Bookmark this website to see updated tools that you will be able to use to help us BRING IT HOME!