This week, the state House of Representatives approved House Bill 33, which would re-authorize the elimination of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program.
The General Assistance program provides temporary assistance -- about $200 per month -- for individuals who have a disability, who are in treatment for substance use disorder, or who are escaping domestic violence, allowing them to meet their most basic needs.
General Assistance is CRUCIAL to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens.
TAKE ACTION TODAY!
STEP 1: Call Gov. Tom Wolf's office and ask him to veto any bill that eliminates General Assistance. The number to dial is 717-787-2500. It is staffed between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
STEP 2: Contact your State Senator and ask them to SUPPORT Pennsylvania's General Assistance Program.
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is here for you. If you have questions about mental health resources, call our HelpLine at 1-888-264-7972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For crisis support 24/7, text NAMI to 741741. To find the NAMI affiliate in Pennsylvania closest to you, click here.
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NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy. Located in Pittsburgh, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is the state organization in Pennsylvania for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization.