Public Forum on SB 1045
Expanding Conservatorships, Involuntary Treatment & Loss of Civil Liberties
Friday, November 30, 2-4 pm
SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Koret Auditorium
A conservatorship is a court order that takes away your right to control your own health care, your own finances and even where you live. California’s legislature recently passed SB 1045, which would expand conservatorship law to include substance abuse and to expand the criteria for losing one’s civil liberties through conservatorships. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now considering implementation of this new program.
Come learn about how conservatorships work and how this bill would change the laws, and share your opinions on the proposed change.
Planned by the Voluntary Services First Coalition. We are pushing for voluntary housing, mental health services, and drug abuse treatment. We want people to get the help they need and not just be pushed out of sight to further gentrify the city. Led by Senior & Disability Action, SF Mental Health Association, Coalition on Homelessness, and others. More information at www.sdaction.org.
Read a new article from the Center for American Progress on the link between lack of housing and mental health disabilities.
To get involved or find out more, please call Raia at (415) 546-1333 or email her here. Flyers for the event are attached. Please share widely!
Thank you! See you Friday.