Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the VA Work Study Improvement Act and the Student Veteran Work Study Modernization Act to modernize the existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Work-Study program.
The VA Work-Study program allows veterans to earn money while enrolled in an institution of higher education, vocational, or… Read more »
U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Glenn Thompson (PA-15) today introduced Eric’s Law, a bill that aims to deliver justice to victims and their families in federal death penalty cases.
Eric’s Law is named for Eric Williams, a federal correctional officer who was brutally murdered by an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary Canaan in Wayne County, Pa. At the time of his murder,… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) joined representatives from YMCAs throughout the region at a press conference held Wednesday morning to unveil a new Wellbeing Initiative thanks to $1.85 million in federal Community Project Funding he secured.
The $1.85 million will allow YMCAs in the Greater Scranton area, the Wyoming Valley area, Carbondale, Pittston and Wayne County… Read more »
Congressman Matt Cartwright announced Wednesday morning that $1.85 million in federal community project funding has been secured for the new Wellness Initiative.
The program focuses on mental health education and support services, including a partnership with the national alliance on mental illness. Read more »
US Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced today 1.85 million is going to YMCAs in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The money will be used to provide wellness, mental health and substance use disorder services for low-income families.
Congressman Cartwright hopes this investment increases the advocacy for mental health while putting it in a location that’s open for the… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright on Wednesday joined representatives from YMCAs throughout the region to unveil a new “well-being initiative,” thanks to $1.85 million in federal Community Project Funding he secured.
The $1.85 million will allow YMCAs in the Greater Scranton area, the Wyoming Valley area, Carbondale, Pittston and Wayne County to provide mental health education and support… Read more »
As mental health needs continue to grow in Northeast Pennsylvania, places known for encouraging physical fitness will also focus on the mind.
YMCA facilities for the Greater Scranton area, Wyoming Valley area, Carbondale, Pittston and Wayne County will now provide mental health education and support services with a partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
U.S.… Read more »
One in five adolescents reported having a major depressive episode in 2021.
For adults, one in four reported having a mental health related health issue in that same year, said Kevin Whelley, program director for the local YMCAs new Wellbeing Initiative.
"Those are our neighbors, our brothers, our sisters, our mothers, our friends, our students," he said. "That is why a program like… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement following President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address.
"President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address was a needed message of unity and progress that really hit home. Investments in infrastructure and advanced manufacturing and the reduction of prescription drug prices now coming online are… Read more »