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NAMI Mid-Hudson Honoring Dutchess County Employee At Annual Gala

Margaret Hirst
Margaret Hirst Photo Credit: Contributed

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.  -- NAMI Mid-Hudson will be honoring a Dutchess County employee who makes a difference.

Margaret Hirst, the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral and Community Health and Director of Community Services for Dutchess County is the recipient of the 2017 HOPE Award.

Hirst will be honored at NAMI's annual gala on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Grand View in Poughkeepsie.

NAMI said they are honoring Hirst for her commitment to advocate for patient centered recovery oriented mental health programs. She also was instrumental in opening the Dutchess County Stabilization Center, NAMI said.

Tickets are $100 a person or $950 for a table of ten and must be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 7 Tickets may be purchased: online by credit card or PayPal at; by calling 845-206-9892, or mailing a check to NAMI-MH, PO Box 787, Poughkeepsie NY 12602. 

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