Bronx Indochinese mental health clinic may close
Members of the Cambodian and Vietnamese community protested the possible closing of a mental health clinic they say is crucial to them.
Dozens of protesters held up signs while they chanted for justice. They are demanding answers from Montefiore Medical Center officials about whether or not their Indochinese mental health clinic will be phased out.
Cambodian and Vietnamese residents say the clinic is a critical resource to their community. The clinic provides holistic and culturally sensitive mental health services. They also say it's vital because there is no other place to go where people speak the language.
Montefiore officials say services will not end because they know how important the clinic is to the community. However, residents are not convinced.
Protesters say they plan to hand-deliver a letter to the president of Montefiore to demand a meeting.