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“The Main Link opens a furniture store in Towanda”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated May 4, 2012 on thedailyreview.com website talks about a furniture store recently opened by Th Main Link in Towanda, PA.  The business is called, “The Furniture Link” and is set up to offer hands-on job training to folks who are either receiving mental health services, or who have received services in the past.  skills being taught include book-keeping, restoring furniture, customer service, and the proper handling and delivery of furniture to customers.  The folks who work at The Furniture Link will pretty much be learning skills that can be carried over to other jobs later on.  The Furniture Link will also help to create a source of funding for The Main Link, and it is hoped that The Furniture Link will be able to be completely self-sufficient as time goes on.  They are getting funding help from Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) at the present time, but hope to be completely self-sufficient.

“PA Voter ID Law Would Keep 93-Year-Old Who Marched With Martin Luther King From Voting”

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This article that also contains a video is dated May 2, 2012 and found on the TPM Muckraker website.  The article discusses legal action being taken by the ACLU and other organizations to fight the voter ID law here in Pennsylvania.  The goal of the ACLU is to get the law overturned on the grounds that it is unconstitutional based on the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They are hoping to go to trial in June based on a segment I watched on PCNtv.com that time frame was done to both give the defendants time to prepare their case, and also so that there is hopefully enough time to finish things up before the November election.

While I know this article is not specific to the mental health community, I do know that the voter id law is one that will have an impact on the mental health community.

I would urge you to try to get a photo id if you don’t have one if you plan on voting in November.  From what I understand it can take up to 3 to 4 months to get your birth certificate so now is the time to be getting it if you don’t have a photo ID with your picture, current address, and an expiration date.

I have never been supportive of the voter suppression act, but since it is in place, even though there are people preparing to battle against it in the courts, it’s wise to get your ID just incase the court decides the law isn’t unconstitutional.  It’s one of those ‘hoping for the best but preparing for the worst’ kind of scenarios.

“The Lodge offers more than just a place to eat”

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This article dated April 26, 2012 on LehighValleyLive.com talks about a lodge for folks with mental health issues to live and work.  from what the article describes I suspect it is modeled after the Fairweather Lodge model.

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