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LA TRINA FOSTER WALKS THE CORRIDORS OF POWER TO SECURE MORE RESOURCES FOR TREATMENT & RECOVERY

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   (ABOVE: US Representative Karen Handel & LaTrina Foster at the Capitol in Washington, DC)  

For LaTrina R. Foster, Director of the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), advocating for funding to provide services to Fulton County residents isn’t limited to the Board of Commissioners. She just returned from Washington DC, where LaTrina joined members of the National Council for Behavioral Health for their annual visit with Georgia’s US congressional delegation. It was a prime opportunity to discuss mental health and addiction issues impacting their districts, and advocate for more federal dollars for treatment.  

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 (ABOVE: LaTrina Foster & US Representative John Lewis at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC)

“I walked side by side with both behavioral health service providers and people in treatment, as we met with members of Congress,” says Foster. “Georgia’s elected officials were very supportive and appreciated our visit. More importantly, I got to meet with legislators who represent other parts of the state, in addition to Fulton County. It’s important to pursue funds that can be distributed statewide because everybody benefits.” The National Council for Behavioral Health is a national non-profit agency that advocates for people living with mental illness or addiction.

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