In a statement from Co-Chairs David Sall and Steve Tyler: “We are thrilled and privileged to have the energy, compassion, and experience that Dezetta Burnett, Joely Fisher, and Antonio Goodwin bring to Alcott Center for Mental Health Services.”

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 02, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Dezetta Burnett is a resident of South Los Angeles. She attended the University of Southern California where she received her Master and Doctor of Social Work degrees. She has several years of experience as a field instructor and clinical supervisor having dedicated her career to facilitating change in communities that have faced economic, health, developmental, and racial challenges.

Joely Fisher – Actress. “My family has lived in Los Angeles for four generations. Like any other family, we have had to deal with wellness, addiction, the arts, and keeping our mental health wellness in check. Sadly, the homeless problem increases throughout our city and the need for mental health is more important now than ever before. Alcott Center has been taking care of these problems for four decades. I was brought up to keep giving back to the city and world that has given me much.”

“I am proud to be on the Alcott Center Board of Directors and honored that Alcott’s first bridge home is named after my family. I hope you will join me in support of the Alcott Center’s continued great work. With your financial support, FISHER PLACE will flourish in its mission to give residents the skills, housing, hope, and opportunity to thrive and live a full healthy life as a productive citizen in Los Angeles.”

“Supporting Alcott Center and FISHER PLACE gives our fellow brothers and sisters a second chance. We all deserve second chances. On behalf of myself and my family thank you for supporting the Alcott Center Family.”

Antonio Goodwin – Financial Advisor. “I joined the Alcott Center board because I believe there is a great need to address mental health issues in our community, especially for members of our community who are coming out of incarceration. I also believe we have a duty to serve our community and I believe Alcott Center has the vision, resources and capabilities to do so.”

The Alcott Center for Mental Health Services is a nonprofit agency providing outpatient and residential services to adults with mental health challenges, many who are experiencing co-occurring substance misuse and/or homelessness. The Alcott Center has been in existence since 1979 and receives funding from the Los Angeles County Departments of Mental Health and Health Services, foundations and other, private sources. Services are available at no or little cost.

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