Join us for a free and public conversation about housing issues for those living with mental illness in North Carolina during the next Carolina Public Press Newsmakers forum, which will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, and via a live-stream.
This will be your chance to hear and to discuss the issues surrounding the quality and safety of housing for those living with mental illness and the impact of and current status of the 2012 settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of North Carolina regarding living options for those patients. Carolina Public Press will publish a statewide investigative project looking these issues during the later part of July.
Panelists include Marti Knisley, independent reviewer in the matter of the US v. NC Olmstead Voluntary Settlement; Julia Gibson, senior long term care regional ombudsman with the Area Agency on Aging; Susan McCracken, director of Lincoln County Department of Social Services; and Sarah Lancaster, employment and housing manager with Vaya Health. Journalists with Carolina Public Press will moderate the event, which includes networking, a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
The event is sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Self-Help Credit Union and The Omni Grove Park Inn. The investigative reporting project is funded, in part, by The Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Seats are limited and RSVPs are required. They are available below. Carolina Public Press will live-stream the forum for those who are unable to attend in person; RSVP for details on how to connect remotely.
For more information, please call Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolina Public Press thanks the following event sponsors: