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Hamilton County Mental Health Levy

October 31, 2017

The Hamilton County Mental Health levy will be on the ballot for renewal, and it’s important to remember that it won’t raise taxes! Mental health services are important to the fabric of our community and our quality of life.

A vote FOR issue #3 will continue to care for Hamilton County residents and their families in times of crisis.

A vote FOR issue #3 will provide treatment, housing, and job training for the severely mentally disabled.

A vote FOR issue #3 won’t raise taxes, and your support will continue critical care to children, adults, and families.

In 2015 almost 24,000 adults and children directly benefited from mental health services funded by the levy. 1 out of every 5 people in Hamilton County are affected by mental illness. These services funded through this levy help individuals, adults, and children in our community lead more self-sufficient, productive lives.

The levy raises approximately 80% of the funding for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board’s mental health budget. The 2.99 mills raise almost $34 million annually, but this is just a renewal and won’t raise taxes.  The levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $48.51 annually, the same amount they are paying now–$4/month. Again, this levy will not raise your taxes.  For more information go to: http://mentalhealthworks.org/