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Rally for Behavioral Health - Shared screen with speaker view
Nicole Mennella
15:59
Good morning!
Abigail Nann
16:10
Good morning everyone.
Savitri Choon
16:15
Good morning everyone!
Katherine Vasquez
16:24
Good morning all
Van Smith
16:29
Good morning everyone
Dean Clickner
17:01
Good morning; Dean Clickner, Director, Warren Washington Rose House, Glens Falls, NY, People USA
Jackie Negri
17:01
Thank you everyone for joining!
Adrienne Terry
17:02
Good morning Adrienne Terry from Brooklyn Community Service
Tara Noto VNSNY (she/her)
17:23
Good morning everyone
confesora castoire
17:25
C. Castoire, Good morning everyone.
Allegra Schorr
17:30
Hello all!
Whitney Closson
17:32
Good Morning, Everyone from MHANYS (Mental Health Association in NYS)
Teresa Oaks
17:32
Good morning from ROME (Refreshing Waters Respite)
Joleen Darby
17:39
Good Morning, Joleen Darby, COO at People USA, previously known as People Inc.
Katherine Vasquez
17:44
Katherine Vasquez Bronx Peer Advocacy Center, Baltic Street
Allegra Schorr
17:53
Allegra Schorr from COMPA - good to see eveyone
Michael Lill
17:53
Greetings from Rochester!
Katherine Martinez
17:54
Good morning! Katherine Martinez, Activities Manager at L'Dor.
Chris Paglia
18:00
Good morning. Chris Paglia from Brooklyn Community Services
Adam Anderson
18:02
Good morning from ROME (HUD Housing)
Zachary Neff
18:03
Good morning from ROME (Buffalo)! :)
Ian Kundel
18:09
Ian Kundel, Families Together in New York State!
Angela Valles
18:11
Good morning, Angela Valles MHA of Rockand Supervisor for the care management department
Joean Taitt
18:20
Good morning from Joean Taitt, VNSNY
Graham Healey
18:25
Good morning from MHANYS
Mariama Toe-Freeland NYC RYP (she/Her)
18:34
Good Morning everyone Mariama NYC RYP
David Morlock
18:35
Good morning from Empowerment Academy in Buffalo NY
Jonathan Meagher-Zayas
18:43
Good morning everyone, Jonathan Meagher-Zayas of Villa of Hope in Rochester, NY
Nadjete Natchaba, S:US, She|Her
18:52
Grand rising from S:US!
Marcus Ebenhoe
19:04
Good Morning from Catholic Charities Family and Community Services in Rochester, NY
Kathy Chen
19:16
Good Morning Social work intern from VNSNY Pathway Home
Sarah Knispel
19:16
Hello from Fountain House and the Ft. Greene Park Social Well-Being Team!
Walt - VOA-GNY
19:22
Buenos dias/Good morning from VOA-GNY in NYC.
Chelsea Rose (She/Her)
19:31
Good morning from Children's Aid!
Sheron Milliner
19:31
Good Morning Everyone, Sheron Milliner from NYAPRS
william Lang
19:31
Good morning, William Lang from Geel community services
Joelle Foskett
19:34
Joelle Foskett, Legislative Director, Sen. Harckham
Edward Torlincasi
19:43
Good morning from Long Island, NY
Sally Partner
19:44
Good morning. Sally Partner from Catholic Family Center in Rochester, NY
Katelynn Smith
19:52
Good morning from Recovery Options Made Easy and Wellness Collaborative of New York Independent Practice Association (WCNY- IPA)
Michelle DeMott
19:55
Good Morning everyone; Michelle DeMott; Samaritan Daytop Village
Tony Guarino
19:59
Good morning and onward! From everyone at Geel Community Services in NYC
Larissa Bachman
20:02
Hello, Larissa Bachman from Pinnacle Community Services, Niagara Falls NY
Kimberley Strauser
20:07
Good Morning from the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. in Wellsville, NY
Jenny Laney
20:08
Good morning, Jenny Laney Regional Parent Advisor Western Region
Debbian Fletcher-Blake
20:23
Good morning from VIP Community Services, Bx. NY
Nicole McVinua, Urban Pathways
20:52
Good morning from Urban Pathways, NYC
Andrea Stolz
20:58
Good morning from Long Island Families Together in Suffolk County!
Sharon Mahota
20:58
Good Morning Sharon Mahota from Northern Rivers Albany, NY
Vicky Leite
21:48
Good Morning, Vicky Leite from Parsons Child and Family Center
Van Smith
22:20
This call sounds like it is for State funded facilities.
Marcus Martir
23:16
Good Morning, Marcus Martir from Turning Point Brooklyn/Brooklyn Community Services.
Rose Sauls
23:22
Good morning everyone, Rose Sauls, Brooklyn Community Services.
Van Smith
23:36
sorry for your loss Laurie.
Martin Gromulat
23:53
Martin Gromulat, NAMI NYS, MHA of Westchester
Andrea Smyth
23:56
So grateful for all of you! Andrea Smyth, President & CEO, NYS Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health
Jeffrey Reynolds
24:29
Good morning, Jeffrey Reynolds from Family & Children’s Association and board member/state policy chair for New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Savitri Choon
24:38
Good morning! Savitri Choon, Program Director at Community Housing Innovations, Inc. - schoon@communityhousing.org
Thomas Fadale
25:10
Thank you Lauri!
Evelyn Frankford
25:35
Good morning, Evelyn Frankford here. Long-time advocate in Albany. Now independent consultant on mental health for youth and getting employment
Steve Tramountanas
25:36
Good Morning. Steve Tramountanas, NYS Certified Peer Specialist doing HCBS and soon to be doing C.O.R.E. I work at Restoration Society in Buffalo, NY.
Elizabeth McPartland
25:57
Hello, Elizabeth McPartland, Child & Family Services of Erie County
Sonia Wagner
26:26
Good morning, all. Sonia Wagner joining the rally from Mental Health Association of Rockland.
David Woodlock
26:47
Good morning , all . Good to see some many !
Pat Hillenbrand
27:29
Hi all,Pat Hillenbrand, FPAFamily Peer Advocate, Mobile Integration TeamSagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center - Office of Mental Health197 Half Hollow RoadDix Hills, NY 11746
Martin Gromulat
27:31
Well said Ed!
Savitri Choon
27:41
Thank you Ed!
Nicole Mennella
27:49
Yes Ed! I have been in housing for 22 years and this staffing crisis is the worst it has ever been.
Theresa Del Toro
27:50
beautiful statement
Jodie Altman
27:51
Great job Ed!!
Abigail Nann
28:08
Well said.
Andrea Smyth
28:34
Such validating comments of the current situation, Ed. Thank you.
Laura Pennington Gawel
30:02
Ed, this is Laura from Pinnacle Community Services and well said, the story is one we could all tell and you did so very very well! Thank you!
Katherine Vasquez
30:45
I agree
cheryl R. Ashley-williams
32:45
Good morning all, Cheryl Williams, Long Island Regional Parent Advisor, working at Families Together in New York State. at the Long Island Field Office.
Debbie Anderson, CHI (she/her)
33:08
Debbie Anderson, LMSW, Community Housing Innovations, Inc. covering Westchester, Dutchess & Orange Counties. Thanks for speaking out and sharing.
Angela Angora
35:45
We can't compete with Hobby Lobby @ $18 hr
Steve Tramountanas
36:00
Peer experience with lived experience is just as valid if not more so with working with the populations we serve. It's frustrating when your making as much or less as someone working in fast food.
Celia Spacone
36:25
Celia Spacone, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County out of Crisis Services
Savitri Choon
36:26
Thank you Allegra!
Emily Lawyer
37:18
Good Morning, Emily Lawyer, Assistant Superintendent form Northern Rivers.
Martin Gromulat
37:19
Yes Steve, Peers and others need to make a living wage!
Steve Tramountanas
37:29
Thanks Martin
Steve Tramountanas
37:36
I agree
Joanna Ahlatis
40:03
Yes! Yes! Yes! Kim
Jenny Laney
40:08
Great points Kim. So many families are waiting on services!!
Chris Paglia
40:29
Well said!
Adrienne Terry
40:52
Well said 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Laura Pennington Gawel
40:55
Very true!
Mariama Toe-Freeland NYC RYP (she/Her)
41:10
👏
cheryl R. Ashley-williams
41:20
Great point Kim, so many of our youth are ending up in the hospital.
David Morlock
41:26
Yes Kim! People are our greatest resource.
Abigail Nann
41:32
Everyone must make a living wage no matter where or what career we have. I would fight so hard to make things easier for families.
Louise Burwell
41:38
I totally I agree with Kim!
confesora castoire
41:43
thank you Kim
Steve Tramountanas
41:44
Thank you Kim
Glenn Liebman
41:47
Everyone's messaging is inspirational. We have incredible people in our world
Abigail Nann
41:52
Thank you Kim!
Trudy Cook
42:57
way to go Christina
Andrea Smyth
43:28
Kim - thank you for being one of our first responders - parents and caregivers who are there everyday for their children! We need to provide them timely access to care and treatment.
Teresa Oaks
43:34
Most of the current staff I work with we all make under 16$ we have been short staffed this whole year its been hard.
Deanna fuentes
44:52
Good day, thank you for your time.
Jeffrey Reynolds
45:30
Christina: Thank you for sharing your story and bringing these challenges to life in such a powerful and authentic way.
David Morlock
45:51
Our daughter, who has developmental disabilities and severe behavioral challenges, is in crisis and has no where to turn for services.
Andrea Smyth
46:03
Emergency departments and inpatient stays are not a long term solution for children and families.
Kim Kaiser
46:09
Christina you are a champion - thank you !
Susan Bardack
46:35
Thank you for sharing your incredibly personal story, Christina. You are brave.
tracy zoeller
47:02
I totally understand. before thanksgiving my daughter ran away n stated she wanted to kill herself. I didn't know where she was for 4hrs.
Sally Partner
47:22
Thank you for sharing your incredibly moving and frustrating story, Christina.
Rhonda Armour
47:29
Thank you for sharing Christina. You and your sons words are very impactful.
Walt - VOA-GNY
47:32
Thank you for sharing your powerful personal story of challenges and perceverance, Christiana. Sending you and your son love and light.
cheryl R. Ashley-williams
47:32
Christina, Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your son's personal cry out for HELP!! powerful words.
Rebecca Okpoti-Jarczynski
47:35
Powerful statements,
Andrea Stolz
47:37
Thank you for sharing your story and advocating for families!
Paige Pierce, CEO, FTNYS
47:43
Kim and Christina, thank you for being willing to share your personal stories as our true “First Responders”
Teresa Oaks
47:45
thank you for sharing your story
Adrienne Terry
47:48
Thank you for sharing
Abigail Nann
47:49
Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you for your son allowing you to share such things.
Steve Tramountanas
47:50
Thank you Christina
Rose Sauls
47:53
Thank you for sharing.
Laura Pennington Gawel
47:59
Locally our car washes and taco shops are advertising jobs at 20 dollars an hour. Our Care managers are being paid that or less! How can this happen? A person who washes cars is paid the same rate as someone required to have a degree and providing Care Management for youth who have great needs for support! We must focus on people within NYS.
David Woodlock
48:01
Bless you , Christina
Edward Torlincasi
48:03
ty for sharing
Kim Kaiser
48:15
Systems do not raise children - Parents and caretakers need the support and the empowerment from well paid trained empathetic staff. So they can continue within their own strength, culture and ability to love and continue to create better futures for their children.
Bill Gettman
48:56
The needs cross all economic lines and impact national and local corporations, rich and poor communities and schools in all zip codes. If we are to support the entire state and all of our residents, we need an investment in the NYS budget.
Diana Mendez
49:05
Kim thank you for such a profound approach and efficacy in sharing your thoughts to see change, and thank you for advocating on behalf of all families including our youth. As usual you are SPOT on!
Joanna Ahlatis
49:25
Thank you, Hauptmann family. Powerful call to action and shared responsibility to change our systems of care.
Andrea Smyth
49:29
Christina and Cody - your strength and determination are inspiring. We are here to demand that help be on the way to Cody NOW!
Steve Tramountanas
49:54
Thank you Wendy
Deanna fuentes
50:05
Thank you for sharing your stories.
Harvey Rosenthal
51:46
Thanks so much to all our speakers for your extremely courageous, candid and passionate comments on behalf of our dedicated workforce and the tens of thousands they support across NYS.
Bill Gettman
52:25
We don't accept wait lists for fire fighting or 911 calls. Why do our youth, families and adults need to endure endless dalays?
Laura Pennington Gawel
53:06
Your point of well supported workforce is very important. Not only will money support the people providing direct support, but also ensure that those staff have supports themselves to be able to stay in these difficult careers.
Karen Callahan
53:07
agreed Bill
Vicky Leite
53:20
I'm so glad I'm not alone in all of this. I have two adopted kids that both do not have services and on waiting lists. One is suicidal and one is extremely aggressive. They have both been to the hospital, just to be sent home because they aren't in enough crisis when arrival at hospital. All of these stories help me know I am not alone. Being a Care Manager I know the waiting lists so I understand why my kids do not have services they so desperately need. There are just not enough service providers out there because no one wants to work for low pay.
Kim Kaiser
53:41
Bill that is so true - we do not value the most vulnerable and fragile within our community
Steve Tramountanas
54:58
Thank you Linda
Laura Pennington Gawel
55:04
The turnover of care managers is such a detriment to services. The people we support often complain that a new case manager is equivalent to starting over and telling "my story" again, and training the person about "me".
Steve Tramountanas
55:07
Lynda
Matthew Shapiro
55:23
Thank you Lynda #HopeStartsWithYou
Martin Gromulat
55:28
Thank you for sharing Lynda you are a great advocate!
Vicky Leite
55:47
Completely agree Laura!
Adrienne Terry
56:13
This is so true. When I do interview they decline due to the low salary
Laura Pennington Gawel
56:41
Sebrina, the data is so telling!
Michelle DeMott
56:45
We currently have a 27% vacancy rate.
Theresa Del Toro
57:51
well said sabrina
Edward Torlincasi
58:13
I think its sicken that the state pays someone more to flip a burger then to care for the mentally ill
Andrea Smyth
58:19
76% of NYS Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health's providers reported cutting off intake due to lack of staff in October 2021 - that trend continues to worsen.
Edward Torlincasi
59:42
we're here to help prevent hospitals from becoming full. we should be compensated fairly
Karen Boliver
01:00:08
Agree 100%
Adrienne Terry
01:00:15
Thank you it’s really hard
Bill Gettman
01:00:17
The funding will be spent by our valued employees at their local stores, markets, malls, farms, car dealers, and many more locations-thereby creating a positive economical growth that raises all boats
Laura Pennington Gawel
01:00:33
Andrea, to add to that, the number of youth who are living with trauma, have special needs and are becoming homeless has increased. So, fewer services can be offered when the need is increasing.
Harvey Rosenthal
01:00:36
Recovery is very hard work and requires a great deal of hope, courage, determination and the ability to rely on trusted staff. For example, peer supporters offer uniquely personal support and stories of success....yet they are leaving in droves due to unconscionably low wages.
Kasha Morgan
01:01:13
ty
Adrienne Terry
01:01:16
Thank you 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
william Lang, Geel Community Bronx NY
01:01:17
Thanks everyone, very moving
Abigail Nann
01:01:17
Thank you so much all of you.
Sally Partner
01:01:17
Thank you for putting this together!
confesora castoire
01:01:18
That is why we need the funds
Laura Pennington Gawel
01:01:18
Thank you all!
Chris Paglia
01:01:19
Thank you!
Mariama Toe-Freeland NYC RYP (she/Her)
01:01:19
thank you everyone