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Vita Member's Bill of Rights
  1. The right to make a decision and change your mind.
  2. The right to learn about personal power and how to use it every day.
  3. The right to express all of our feelings.
  4. The right to say what's on your mind and to disagree with staff, therapists, etc.
  5. The right to work
  6. The right to get paid.
  7. The right to go to the community and prove that you are able to; the right to review restrictions on access to the community.
  8. The right to tell the truth in court when a crime has been committed against us.
  9. The right to spend our money as we choose.
  10. The right to watch what we want on TV.
  11. The right to be part of the discussion as to where we live.
  12. The right to choices.
  13. The right to be treated respectfully by staff.
  14. The right to relationships: friends, husbands/wives, boyfriends/girlfriends.
  15. The right to be treated respectfully in the community.
  16. The right to call the police when we're being threatened (unless it is a treatment issue).
  17. The right to be treated equally.
  18. The right to have our decisions respected and backed by VITA. If necessary, a meeting with our family will be held.
  19. The right to visit family.
  20. The right to stay up at night.
  21. The right to shelter.
  22. The right to an education.
  23. The right to treatment.
  24. The right to privacy.
  25. The right to attend scheduled activities.