Mary T hosting forum on disability issues

Mary T. Inc. will be co-hosting a Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities town hall forum at Margaret Place Senior Apartments Dining Room, Coon Rapids, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m.

This event is one of 11 statewide town hall forums in the consortium’s “Breaking Through Poverty” series.

The forum will address policies that lead to the impoverishment of members of the disability community, solutions to address this problem and the significance of citizen involvement in the policy making process.

All nine legislators in Senate districts 36, 37, and 38 will be invited to attend.

Co-hosts for the event are the consortium, ARRM and Opportunity Partners.

The consortium is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 organizations representing persons with disabilities, providers and advocates who are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans with disabilities.

ARRM is a nonprofit association representing over 200 providers, businesses and advocates and collectively employing over 27,000 Minnesotans, dedicated to leading the advancement of community-based services that support people living with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful lives.

Opportunity Partners is a nonprofit organization that supports 1,900 people with disabilities annually through day training and rehabilitation  vocational and residential services.

Coon Rapids-based Mary T. Inc. has been providing service to senior communities and persons with disabilities since 1976.

It provides care to the community through home health and hospice care, rental and senior housing, supported and independent living services, supported apartments and personal concierge services.

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