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April 5, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Conference Room A
Dr. Eric Huerter, of Internal Medicine Group, Pennie Dubisar-Cross, of Re:Organizing, LLC, and Susan Ridenour, Project LIVELY care coordinator at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, will speak about stress as it relates to clutter and downsizing. They will also share strategies and resources that can make these challenges less daunting. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling the office at 785-505-5635.
April 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lawrence Public Library auditorium
NAMI Douglas County is hosting a town hall meeting about the collaborative proposal for expanding the behavioral health supports in Douglas County. This discussion will not cover jail expansion. Panelists will be representatives of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the mental health consumer community, DCCCA, Douglas County Behavioral Health Programs, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Rick Cagan, executive director of NAMI Kansas, will be the moderator.
County voters will be asked to approve a half-cent sales tax, which will generate an estimated $9.8 million annually to fund construction of the $44 million jail expansion and an $11 million behavioral health campus. The tax will also provide $5.1 million a year for new mental health programming and $1 million of the $6.1 million needed per year to operate an expanded jail.
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office will send out mail-in ballots for the referendum on April 25 and the ballots will be counted May 15.