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Update: Public is Invited to Town Hall Meetings about Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

Based on the March 14, 2020 decision by the Governor to declare a State of Emergency in North Carolina the Town Hall Meetings scheduled for March with Deputy Secretary have been canceled.  We will send out notification once the dates have been rescheduled.

Thank you for your interest in these Town Hall meetings. If you would like to have your email added to our Community Contacts email list please let me know.

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disablities, and Substance Abuse Services will host Town Hall Meetings with Deputy Secreatry Kody Kinsley. NC’s public Behavior Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disablities (I/DD) System is undergoing major changes.

The officials want and need to hear from citizens about these issues. In their announcment they state, “We want to hear from our consumers, families, and advocates about how the system is working and how we can assist in creating a system that improves health outcomes and promotes recovery for all North Carolinians.

Bladen County Commissioner, Charles Ray Peterson said he plans to attend the Town Hall in Lumberton and added, “We need as many people there as we can get there. It is very important!”

The Town Hall meetings will be held as follows:

March 5: 4-6 p.m. at Consolidated Human Services Agency located at 612 College Street in Jacksonville.

March 19: 4-6 p.m. at Trillium Health Resources located at 501 W. First Street in Greenville

March 24: 4-6 p.m. at College of Albemarle located at 1208 N. Road Street in Elizabeth City

March 31: 4-6 p.m. at Robeson Community College located at 5160 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton

Registration is not required, but is recommended to register follow this link: bit.ly/BH-IDD-town-halls

For more information email Michelle.Laws@dhhs.nc.gov or Suzanne.Thompson@dhhs.nc.gov.

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