Come to NYAPRS NYC Jan 16 Educational Forum to Prepare for Jan 29 Legislative Day!

NYAPRS Note: The following comes to us from NYAPRS NYC leader Carla Rabinowitz, who writes that “due to Hurricane Sandy, outreach for NYAPRS Legislative Day in NYC has been reduced. We need organizations to post the text below on their website or Facebook page.


Join with NYAPRS to educate and advocate with our elected officials in the state capital, Albany.

This year legislative day is Tuesday January 29, 2013, a week after the release of the Governor’s budget proposal for the coming year.

Reservations for the buses are required; Buses fill up quickly so register early! Everyone is welcome.

Attend a training to bone up on this year’s issues:  

  • How can we preserve the community safety net on the eve of the transition to managed care and health homes?
  • How can we reinvest savings from state and Medicaid hospitals into a more active, accountable and effective mental health system?
  • What is the state Olmstead plan and why is it so important?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brooklyn Borough hall

209 Joralemon street, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Subways 2,3 or 4,5 to Brooklyn Borough hall

Billions of dollars are at stake.

A personal story is the best way to educate officials about the benefits of community support.

This year, many are pushing for expansions of institutions and forced treatment.


We need officials to see us for who we are, good neighbors, productive citizens, and family oriented people.

Let’s all stand up for our community supports and each other’s rights.


BUSES UP TO ALBANY LEAVING FROM ALL BOROUGHS of NYC on January 29, at about 6:30 am.

Reservations required for a seat on buses.

To register for training or legislative day call Carla Rabinowitz at

646-632-7193 or 212-780-1400 x7726






Annual Mental Health

  Legislative Day in Albany


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This year billions of state dollars are at stake.








Wednesday January 16, 2013

Brooklyn Borough Hall

209 Joralemon Street

Time:  12:00  to 3:00 p.m.


Bus Departure Information and Contact People


Harlem - 2090 A. Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (corner of 125th St.) B, D, A, 2, 3 trains to 125thSt..

  Bus departs at 6:30 a.m.  For Reservations Call Carla at 212-780-1400 x7726 or 646-632-7193.


  Union Square Babies R Us - Union Sq. East & 15th Street, N,R,Q,W,4,5,6,L trains to 14th Street

   Buses depart at 6:30 a.m. For Reservations Call Carla at 212-780-1400 x7726 or 646-632-7193


Bronx:  FEGS, 3600 Jerome Ave (btwn. 212th and 213th Sts.), Bronx, 4  train to Woodlawn Ave. 

      Bus departs at 7:15 a.m. Call Carla  at  212-780-1400 x7726 or 646-632-7193


  Queens:  Venture House - 150-10 Hillside Ave. Jamaica, Queens, F train to Parsons Blvd. 

Bus departs at 6:30 a.m. For Reservations Call Greg at 646-747-1515


Brooklyn: ICL - 50 Nevins St.(at State St.)2,3,4,5 to Nevins St. or C,A,G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

Buses departs at 6:30 a.m. Call Carla at 212-780-1400 x7726 or  646-632-7193