Reflecting on Rosalynn Carter’s legacy and visit to the Sacramento Children’s Home

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed on Sunday, November 19, and left behind a legacy of championing mental health services. As we reflect on her impact, we remember her visit to the Sacramento Children’s Home on October 14, 1980, during her husband Jimmy Carter’s campaign trail. During her visit, she met a 4-month-old baby, Matt, with Down syndrome, and his father, who expressed his support for her work in mental health advocacy. That day, she also bonded with an employee who cooked dinner for her and a volunteer who gifted her a Sacramento Children’s Home mug. We appreciate her work in spreading the message of the importance of investing in mental health services, which is why the Sacramento Children’s Home can now offer the services that it does today.

Thank you to CBS13 for this feature. Click here for the full story Rosalynn Carter remembered as an advocate for Sacramento mental health services – CBS Sacramento (


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