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ADVOCACY

Debbie Ferraro, Executive Director, and Gretchen Kelly, Compeer & Respite Director/Development Coordinator, visited Harrisburg on April 25 to meet with our local elected officials to advocate for a realistic mental health budget that directly impacts the children, adults, and families PLEA serves. This event, sponsored by Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA), included a Capitol Day Rally for all attendees to show our legislators that these services are essential and must be supported.

Capitol Day Picture 2017

Gretchen Kelly, Compeer & Respite Director/Development Coordinator and Dale Kline, Summer Camp dDirector and Visibility Coordinator, represented PLEA at two recent functions – the Community Disability Summit in March and the Allegheny Family Mental Health Expo in May.

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Gretchen & Dale At AFN