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LETTER | WE WANT OUR HOME BACK, BY ASHLI MOORE


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I’m a mental health-care consumer, member, and volunteer at Blue Sky Wellness Center, which is a center managed by Kings View and funded by Proposition 63.

It provides services for people with mental health issues such as support groups, resources, activities, and a safe place to go without fear of stigma.

Recently there have been major changes to the center, including the elimination of meals, laundry, and more. Such services are essential to people’s wellness.

How can one focus on mental health without proper nutrition and hygiene? These changes took place without notice to the peer advisory council which is supposed to help guide management decisions at the center.18516569_10158721329495444_2117957016_o


The center has changed from one supportive of positive change to a top-down, clinical, cold atmosphere where peers don’t feel welcomed, cared about, or represented.


The management claims that city code enforcement is pressuring them to make these changes. Such actions are negatively impacting our mental health and contributing to more problems for the community at large.

Blue Sky is considered a second home to those who go there and is vital to assisting our community of peers to survive and thrive. My peers and I need support or this essential program will be eliminated. We want our home back!

Signed:

Ashli A. Moore & 156 Peers




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