Diane Cabot Memorial Advocacy Fund
The mental health community celebrated the life of an extraordinary advocate, colleague and friend on August 30, 2011 as we remembered Diane Cabot’s lifetime of accomplishments as a fearless civil rights advocate, the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore and a kind soul who was always there for those in need. Diane’s legacy lives on through the Diane Cabot Advocacy Fund.
A pioneering advocate in the movement to ensure the civil rights of individuals living with mental illness were protected, Diane Cabot served as Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore for nearly a quarter century. Her lifelong passion and advocacy was to ensure that children and adults living with mental illnesses had access to needed services and were treated with dignity. Her work touched the lives of untold individuals in Baltimore and throughout the state.
In 1970, she founded and became the first director of the Prince George’s County Hotline, a program that remains in existence today under the umbrella of the Community Crisis Center, Inc. Her example at Hotline inspired many young adults to begin their careers in the human services field.
Diane’s zest for life was magnetic and her passion fierce. We continue to mobilize Diane’s vision through our efforts to ensure access to high quality services that enable the one in five Marylander’s living with mental illness to realize their hopes and dreams.
Donations to the Diane Cabot Advocacy Fund support her legacy and our mission of creating a just, humane and healthy society.