CA/IL Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue on Tinley Park Mental Health Center Closing
Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue on the announcement by Governor Pat Quinn that the state is closing the Tinley Park Mental Health Center in early July, from the Herald-News, January 19, 2012:
The planned closing, “is yet another attack on the health care safety net in an area of Illinois that has no trauma center, limited public transportation, and a growing population of individuals who live either below or at the poverty level,” DeLaforgue said in a prepared statement. “To cease services to the mentally ill in the Southland area can only contribute to increased violence and other community perils that come with a lack of public health infrastructure which will most certainly be compounded if Tinley Park is shuttered.”
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