State Rep. Leslie Herod is spearheading the “Caring 4 Denver” campaign. She will discuss how this Denver ballot imitative makes financial sense in that, if it’s passed by voters, it could fund a variety of mental health programs. When Thursday, October 18, 2018 —7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) Recovery Center 4455 East 12th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80220 Read full article #mentalhealth #LeslieHerod #Caring4Denver #Addiction #qualitymentalheal
Colorado Reps. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, and Dafna Michaelson-Jenet, D-Commerce City, were honored Wednesday for their work on mental health issues. They were lauded at Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council breakfast in Los Angeles, coinciding with the National Conference of State Legislators’ Summit. Read full article #mentalhealth #LeslieHerod #Caring4Denver #HouseBill1357 #Addiction #qualitymentalhealthcare
Tonight will mark the official launch of Caring 4 Denver, a proposed ballot measure that aims to raise $45 million annually a quarter at a time in order to increase the amount of mental health and substance abuse services in the city. State representative Leslie Herod, one of the concept’s main backers, stresses that this funding will also help law enforcement, since people struggling with such issues all too often wind up behind bars even when they haven’t committed a crime.
A ballot initiative in Denver could bring in tens of millions of dollars a year to help those with mental health and substance disorder issues. State lawmaker Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat, is spearheading the "Caring 4 Denver" campaign. She says the proposal makes financial sense because if it’s passed by voters it could fund a variety of mental health programs. The proposal calls for a one-quarter of 1 percent sales tax -- that's 25 cents on a $100 purchase. Read full ar