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File #: 170751    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/14/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2017
Title: Honoring and recognizing The Consortium, Inc. on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Signature17075100.pdf
Honoring and recognizing The Consortium, Inc. on the 50th anniversary of its founding.

WHEREAS, The Consortium, Inc. is a non-profit Community Mental Health Center ("CMHC") incorporated in 1967; and

WHEREAS, CMHCs are non-profit organizations that provide mental health services to the community and have responsibility for the arrangement of all medical services needed by their patient population; and

WHEREAS, The Consortium is one of Philadelphia's twelve CMHCs and delivers mental health and intellectual disability services in West and Southwest Philadelphia and throughout the City; and

WHEREAS, Since the Division of Mental Health was established in 1954, the Department of Public Health has provided behavioral health care to the citizens of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Following the 1966 Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Office of Mental Health and Mental Retardation ("OMH/MR") was set up in 1968 to administer and coordinate services to people with intellectual disabilities; and

WHEREAS, Presently, the Office of Behavioral Health Services/Mental Retardation Support Services ("OBHS/MRS") continues to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and unified system of care with a full integration of services and funds of which The Consortium is proud to be a part; and

WHEREAS, Today, The Consortium continues to change and grow, adapting to challenges and opportunities, while its core capacities of Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Older Adult and Intellectual Disability services continue to serve thousands of people annually; and

WHEREAS, The Consortium story is punctuated with innovation, leadership and a caring, concerned spirit - these are the hallmarks of The Consortium, and qualities which will insure its continued growth as a broadly based health and human service institution; now, therefore, be it


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