Advocates Ask Metro Council To Protect City Funding For ‘The Living Room’

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.

Among Fischer’s list of potential reductions is the elimination of general support for the Living Room. During a meeting Tuesday evening, the group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT) pressed Metro Council members to support the Living Room.

Chris Finzer, chair of CLOUT’s Mental Illness and Addiction Issue Committee, said the program is vital to Louisville’s infrastructure and losing it would hurt the city.

Jan Thomas89.3 WFPL