Hello MPOWER Folks,

I hope you all are having a great summer!  I'd like to invite you to the Transformation Center's Annual 5K Flight--a run/walk/gentle movement for mental wellness. This year's 5K Flight will be held on Sunday September 28th at 11 AM (registration begins at 9:30) at the Boathouse at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain.

We had a great time last year, and we would love to have you join us this year! I have attached a flyer and registration form. You also can register or find out more information  on our website  at  
(617) 442-4111.

Hope to see you at the 5K!
Thank you,

p.s. You may have heard, but unfortunately we were not able to get the Fresh Air bill onto the House floor before the legislative session ended July 31st. However, we should definitely feel good that the bill got this far! It has never happened before. I feel confident that with a bit more effort, we can get it passed in the next legislative session. We definitely need to talk strategy about this with our allies. For instance, should we file the 5 Fundamental Rights enforcement separately from Fresh Air? Please let me know if you would like to be involved in those strategy sessions. Thank you for all of your calls this last month.

We are a 501(3)c nonprofit and we solely rely on donations from private funders and individuals only to operate and continue advocating for people with mental illness and lived experience.

“Nothing about us without us!”

FYI—In June of 2008, MPOWER and the Transformation Center have
become separate organizations bringing us back to our advocacy roots.  This allows us to
focus best on our continuing fight for

rights, respect and decent treatment.

Please read our new rights info!

 Updated MARN exemption bill fact sheet with sponsors

Fact sheet on emergency room detention of people with psychiatric disabilities 

Fact Sheet Disability Insurance

5 fundamental rights - fresh air fact sheets

Special Commission on mental health recovery fact sheet

Redraft of 5 Fundamental rights - fresh air

IOC fact sheet

AOT handout WMRLC

NCMHR IOC Fact Sheet

MA Legislation People Search:

Emergency Room Rights!