Legislative Breakfast in Watertown to Address Opiates, Homelessness and More

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The Metro Suburban Advocacy Initiative – East group will host a Legislative Breakfast in Watertown to discuss a variety of issues, including the opiate crisis, homelessness and disabilities.

The event will be Friday, May 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Ave. in Watertown. Watertown’s State House legislators – Sen. Will Browsberger and Reps. John Lawn and Jonathan Hecht – have been invited to attend.

The Keynote Speaker will be Joan Mikula, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

A series of issues to be discussed:

  • Issue One: Opiate Addiction Crisis
  • Issue Two: Ending Homelessness in Massachusetts
  • Issue Three: The Caring Force
  • Issue Four: Disabilities
  • Issue Five: Behavioral Health Services
  • Issue Six: Children and Families
  • Issue Seven: Juvenile Justice Priorities




Invited Legislators:

  • Representative Kay Khan
  • Representative Denise Provost
  • Representative Jim Dwyer
  • Representative Thomas Stanley
  • Senator Kenneth Donnelly
  • Representative David Rogers
  • Senator Will Brownsberger
  • Representative Jay Kaufman
  • Representative Sean Garballey
  • Representative Ken Gordon
  • Senator Michael Barrett
  • Representative Jim Arciero
  • Senator Patricia Jehlen
  • Representative Ruth Balser
  • Representative Paul Donato
  • Representative Jonathan Hecht
  • Representative Kate Hogan
  • Senator James Eldridge
  • Representative John Lawn
  • Representative Cory Atkins

Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary; however, seating is limited.

Please direct questions to Allison White: Allison_White@WaysideYouth.org

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