Structural Reform and Advocacy

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Center for Public Representation
A two-year grant of $200,000 for general operating support of the Center which protects and advances the rights of the mentally ill.

Robert Bernstein, PhD, President and CEO
1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005

A two-year grant of $150,000 for a reform initiative, using legal strategies to challenge punitive practices that lead to the placement of mentally ill students in segregated, not supportive, schools in Springfield, MA.

Cathy Costanzo, Esq., Executive Director
22 Green Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Citizens Committee for Children
Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled
A two-year grant of $50,000 for advocacy to reform the system of children’s behavioral health and to increase the state’s investment in this system.

Jennifer March, PhD, Executive Director
14 Wall Street, Suite 14E
New York, NY 10005

A two-year grant of $100,000 for housing readiness training and advocacy for hundreds of adult home residents, following the settlement of Cuomo vs. O’Toole.

Geoff Lieberman, Executive Director
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

Community Health Law Project
Corporation for Supportive Housing
A two-year grant for continued support of the Special Navigator Project to enroll the mentally ill and the dually diagnosed for services in The Affordable Care Act. $10,000 is the initial payment; a cap of $100,000  will be funded if 154 patients are enrolled, with reports of enrollees spread out every six months.

Harold Garwin, President/Executive Director
185 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ 07079

A two-year grant of $150,000 for a project to integrate housing and healthcare agencies and providers so that supportive housing units can be maximized, with special attention paid to housing the high need/high cost users of emergency rooms and crisis services.

Kristin Miller, Director of the NY Program
61 Broad Street, Suite 2300
New York, NY 10006

Educational Law Center
Supportive Housing Network of New York
A two-year grant of $100,000 for expansion of access to Early Intervention Services and quality Early Childhood opportunities for children 0 to 5 in Pennsylvania, through advocacy and development of best practices.

Deborah Gordon Klehr, Executive Director
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4717

A two-year grant of $150,000 for operating funds to assist the Network in its state-wide advocacy for supportive housing for the mentally ill.

Nicole Branca, Interim Executive Director
47 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018