In Mental Health Awareness Month, let's move from awareness to action. The HELP Act provides federal dollars for 211 and other crisis lines.
Lindsay Torrico is Director of Policy and Advocacy at United Way Worldwide. Prior to working at United Way, she worked on social policy for Senator John Kerry (MA) and Congressman (PA-02). While pursuing her graduate degree, she was an Education Pioneers Fellow at City Year-Los Angeles, where she developed their three to five year government relations strategy and coordinated a county-wide literacy campaign, spearheaded by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When she’s not working, Lindsay volunteers as a tutor and art enrichment teacher at her local elementary school and serves as Social Media Coordinator for Young Education Professionals-DC (YEP-DC). Lindsay holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and an M.P.P., with a concentration in Urban and Social Policy, from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).