& Human Services
Our community will suffer greatly if programs that support mental health, childhood development, and care for the elderly continue to diminish. It is imperative that our social service providers have our full support, both philosophically and financially.
Given the recent cuts in State and Federal funding, I support the collection of a one mill levy to ensure a recurring revenue source for our mental health and human service programs. A full mill generates around $1.7 million in revenue. I believe this funding to be essential, as it will offer critical relief for various local organizations which help maintain our community’s health and stability. Community investment in these services will pay off over time as fewer individuals slip though our safety nets.