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Sunday, February 1, 2009

One Step Forward, Two Steps back for low income Mental Health

A short time ago I wrote about MGH's decision to put a substantial amount of funding towards a collaboration between the Department of Mental Health and Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.

This article today in the Globe brought some disheartening news: because of the state's budget cuts the Goldfarb is shutting down. Surely some of the clients from the Goldfarb will be able to get mental health services from BHCHP, but not all of them. This is terrible news for those clients, but also for society in general. Crime rates WILL go up, and public morale will continue to fail.

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