Please send letters in support of the program
12/13/2019 12:49:44 PM
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It has come to MNCDHH’s attention that Fairview Health Services has decided to close the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals due to budget cuts. They plan to close in February 2020. This is one of the few programs designed for people who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing and seeking treatment for chemical dependency in our country. They have been providing services for 30 years.
Learn more about the financial difficulties that led to the decision to shut down the program on ADARA’s Facebook page. ADARA posted a letter from Debra Guthmann, Ed.D. on December 10, 2019.
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Guthmann directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 925-788-2852.
We are asking you to contact Fairview Health Services and explain, in your own words, why it is important to keep the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program. You may want to include these important points:
Please send your letters to
James Hereford, President/CEO
Fairview Health Services
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
You can also contact your legislators and ask them to support additional funding for the program.
The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing thanks:
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Mark Zangara for voiceover.
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