Center for Public Representation

The Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making Training & Technical Assistance Center

“This two-year grant in the amount of $250,000 will support the creation of a MA state-wide training and technical support center for supported decision making, an important alternative to legal guardianship that helps individuals retain their autonomy.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Northampton, MA (supporting Tower MA geographic focus areas)
AMOUNT: $250,000 Over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2019
WEBSITE: www.centerforpublicrep.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued