Help Us Protect the Rights of People with Mental Illness

We need your help. The U.S. Congress is currently working on H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. This bill would severely weaken our Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program, which helps people like Nancy:

"Hello. My name is Nancy Jensen. For over 20 years, Arlan and Linda Kaufman enslaved and sexually abused many people with mental illness under the guise of 'therapy.' I should know. I was one of the people enslaved. They treated us like dogs. I was forced to be naked, to sleep on the filthy floor, and to use a bucket for a toilet. This tragedy and 'house of horrors' happened in the sleepy little town of Newton, Kansas. If it happened there, it could happen anywhere! 

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Important Notice for NOW and CCW Waiver Recipients

As you may know, there are new federal rules in place about paying your workers “time and a half” for work above 40 hours a week. Some of you have probably gotten letters from the Department of Health and Hospitals to explain these changes to you. Advocacy Center of Louisiana attorneys are following this issue and are available to help.

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