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Free Legal Clinic April 12
April is Fair Housing Month
Celebrating Our Volunteers
Education Tips
Justice Bus Goes To Palmdale
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Free Legal Clinic April 12 in Pasadena
 
Do you have questions about your child's education? At this free legal clinic on Friday, April 12, MHAS attorneys, pro bono attorneys, and law students from USC Gould School of Law will provide consultation and information on special education law and services, school discipline, behavior challenges and other topics as they relate to academic success.  Clinic presented by MHAS, Community Works and Learning Works. More information is available on our website.
 April is Fair Housing Month!

The U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) celebrates Fair Housing Month every April.  Helpful information about fair housing rights for people with disabilities is available from HUD and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.  You can also read MHAS' Fair Housing Tips on our Fair Housing Publications page.

On April 26, MHAS Executive Director Jim Preis will be among the presenters at Project Sentinel's 7th Annual Fair Housing Symposium in Mountain View, CA.
 
Celebrating Our Volunteers
 

 On March 6, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Border Grill to thank the dozens of volunteers who contributed over 4,700 hours of service in 2012. This occasion also gave us the opportunity to thank our Board of Directors for their generous support and service throughout the year. We thank MHAS Board President Francis Ryu for sponsoring this festive event. Thanks also to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mix n' Munch Cereal & Grilled Cheese Cafe for donating door prizes!

 

 

Without the energy and dedication of the many law students, pro bono attorneys and others who volunteer at MHAS, we could serve only a fraction of the individuals and families seeking our help.  

Education Tips for Parents, Educators and Providers
 
If your child is having trouble in school, check out these helpful fact sheets on Educationally Related Mental Health Services.  
Justice Bus Trip to Palmdale

On March 8, MHAS and OneJustice joined with law students from UC Irvine School of Law and pro bono attorneys from Verizon for a free legal clinic in Palmdale focusing on education issues.  Despite the snowy conditions en route to Palmdale, the volunteers all made it to the clinic to consult with parents about their children's rights as well as strategies for obtaining appropriate educational services.

We Can't Do It Without You!
 

Every day new clients call MHAS for help. In these difficult economic times, individual contributions are critical in allowing MHAS to meet the ever-growing demand for our services.

 

Your support will make a real difference in the lives of people with mental disabilities. You can make a contribution here.  THANK YOU -- every dollar counts!

 

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