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Action Alert: DMHAS Budget Hearing

24 February 2021

Urgent action: Testimony needed on several Reaching Home legislative priorities!

The Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on the Governor's FY 2022-2023 proposed budget for Health agencies including the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) on:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom

The DMHAS budget includes several line items that impact our shared goal and may impact your work and organization directly. Due to the session being virtual, it is vital to have as many people as possible submit written testimony in support of our shared legislative priorities. Please use the Reaching Home sample testimony and talking points as a guide. Email your written in Word or PDF testimony to

To provide verbal testimony during the hearing: 

The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live or on If you are planning to testify, this will allow you to see where in the speaker order the hearing is at any point.

Please email Danielle at if you plan to submit or deliver testimony, or if you need support drafting or submitting testimony.