Online Petition In Support of Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci launched an online petition in support of the Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center. Residents can sign on to show their support for the facility by clicking here.
“The Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills has a long history of providing quality and accessible care to many children suffering from psychological issues,” said Lupinacci. “I strongly encourage residents across Long Island to show their support for our children and the facility at Sagamore. The staff at Sagamore are an integral part of our community, and I will continue to work to ensure the facility remains open and thriving and that all alternative avenues are explored to best serve the needs of our children, OMH and the staff at Sagamore.”
Under the current proposal by the Office of Mental Health (OMH), in-patient services would cease at Sagamore and many children suffering from mental health aliments could be forced to travel into Queens or the Bronx for care.
“Unfortunately, the proposal put forward by OMH would be detrimental to the long-term health of our young people and our community. We have a responsibility to provide quality mental health services to those in need, especially the children, and that’s why I’m working hard to ensure those services continue,” concluded Lupinacci.