In Memoriam

Caitlin Wright Binning

June 29, 1966 - July 25, 2003


The Washington Post

Monday, July 28, 2003


BINNING, CAITLIN WRIGHT (Age 37) CAITLIN WRIGHT BINNING, social worker and longtime advocate for the rights and care of people with mental illnesses, died July 25, 2003. She had cancer. She was raised in Richmond, Virginia where she attained a Masters Degree in social work. Her career in social work began with service to the Daily Planet and two consumer service boards. She worked for NAMI-VA, the National Alliance for the Mentally III-Virginia Chapter, as deputy director promoting social justice for people with serious mental illness. Before her illness, she worked briefly in Washing ton D.C. as deputy director for the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Survivors include her husband, Timothy Binning of Annandale, VA; her mother, Maureen Larkin Wright of Amelia, VA; brother, Sean Wright and six half-brothers and sisters. Services will be held Saturday, August 2, at 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to NAMI-VA Advocacy Fund, P.O. Box 1903, Richmond, VA, 23218.

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