Melanie Funchess is an advocates advocate. She leads community engagement for the Mental Health Association in Rochester. A large part of her work is to make connections with diverse communities, bringing them together with the ultimate goal of strengthening the fabric of services and supports that are provided to the good people of Rochester.
In this episode, we delve into the personal journey of Melanie and her history as an advocate that goes all the way back to childhood. We're going to who Melanie is, how she got into this work, and what motivates her to do the advocacy work she does.
What You'll Learn
- The inspiring journey of Melanie Funchess as an advocate.
- All about the Black Lives Matter Movement and the importance of addressing the issue of racial injustice.
- And much more!
“People are fickle. People will love you today and hate you tomorrow. But the one thing is true. There will be children every single day who need us. There will be families every single day who need us.” - Melanie Funchess
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