Centerstone’s The Living Room program helps people with mental health and substance abuse issues avoid jail. But looming city budget cuts could threaten the program’s future less than two years after it opened.
Representing a diversity of races, income levels, ages and parts of town, those sharing their stories surfaced many common themes. The concerns most voiced had to do with themselves or their loved ones losing their independence and having to leave the places in which they feel most comfortable and happy.
While there are, of course, many older adults who want and need the services of assisted living, nursing care, memory care, etc., the vast majority of older adults would prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
Over the past four months, a research committee made up of leaders from houses of worship all across the city that are members of CLOUT (Citizens of Louisville Organized & United Together) conducted a research process to learn more about the barriers to aging in place and to explore possible solutions. We interviewed 17 professionals in fields related to the issues of older adults, including service providers, caregivers, public officials, policymakers and others. Here are some of the facts we learned…
Several city officials are slated to provide updates Monday on a wide range of topics — from school safety to how the police treat individuals with mental illness — that have been raised by one of Louisville’s most prominent interfaith social justice organizations.
Following a contentious meeting and an official rebuff from the mayor’s office, the leadership of Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together said the group wants to meet with Mayor Greg Fischer again to hash out unfinished business over the way police handle use-of-force cases involving at-risk individuals.
Mayor Greg Fischer needs to do more to ensure Louisville police officers will avoid using deadly force when dealing with people coping with drug addiction or suffering from mental illness, a faith-based group said...