I am a member at LINC Wellness Center in Augusta. LINC is a low-cost, member-run support for people who experience emotional distress, also called mental illness.

I am writing to let people in the community know that our center and 11 like it around the state have been flat-funded for the past 20 years. Although we have fewer resources, we have more expectations, and expectations don’t pay for the cost of heating oil, food, supplies, etc. which have steadily gone up during the past 20 years.

I am writing in support of LINC Wellness Center and the two bills in front of the Legislature to stop the flat funding that has gone on, and to have a reasonable review for cost of living.

Ronald Stoddard

Augusta


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