City of Alexandria Hosts Brainstorming Sessions on Poverty, Affordable Housing and Poor Mental Health

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City of Alexandria Hosts Brainstorming Sessions on Poverty, Affordable Housing and Poor Mental Health

­­For Immediate Release: October 25, 2019

The City of Alexandria invites the public to attend brainstorming sessions on approaches to mental health, affordable housing and poverty challenges in the community. Community members selected these three topics during a recent public meeting on the development of a five-year Community Health Improvement Plan. During the upcoming sessions, the community will propose solutions related to the underlying causes of poverty, lack of affordable housing and poor mental health. Those who cannot attend the meetings are welcome to submit ideas online. Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and American Sign Language interpreters will be available, and childcare will be provided. 

  • Mental Health Session: November 4, 6:30-8 p.m., at The Garden by Building Momentum (5380 Eisenhower Ave., Suite C)

  • Affordable Housing Session: November 6, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave.)

  • Poverty Session: November 12, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.)

To learn more about the Community Health Improvement Plan process, visit alexandriava.gov/Health.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact nechelle.terrell@vdh.virginia.gov or 703.746.4933, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/111978.



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