Mental Health Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton.
Founder of Tennessee Voices for Children.
Co-Founder and Chair of Families for the Homeless.
Named one of the Ten Most Admired Women in the World, Tipper Gore has brought her warmth, charm and infectious energy to communities and organizations around the globe. A dedicated, hands-on advocate for issues of mental health, homelessness, and violence in the media, she uses stories from her own life of public service to inspire and enlighten her audiences.
As Mental Health Policy Advisor to President Clinton, Mrs. Gore was committed to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness and educating Americans about the need for quality, affordable mental health care. In June of 1999, Mrs. Gore chaired the first ever White House Conference on Mental Health that addressed stigma, discrimination and parity in mental health care. In 1990, Mrs. Gore founded Tennessee Voices for Children, a coalition to promote the development of services for children and youth with behavioral, emotional, substance abuse, or other mental health problems. She also served as co-chair of the Child Mental Health Interest Group, a non-partisan group of Congressional and Administration spouses.
As Special Advisor to the Interagency Council on the Homeless, Mrs. Gore worked continuously to raise public awareness of homeless issues and to improve the effective delivery of federal homeless assistance resources and program coordination at the state and local level. She has experienced great success with her efforts as co-founder and chair of Families for the Homeless, a non-partisan partnership of families. She partnered with the National Alliance for the Homeless to co-author The Way Home: Ending Homelessness in America, a collection of photography by Mrs. Gore and other prominent photographers focusing on solutions to end the problem of homelessness.
In 1996, Mrs. Gore published Picture This, A Visual Diary, which is a personal photographic representation of life as wife of the Vice President. Proceeds from this book were donated to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council in Nashville, TN.
In 1978 and 1979, as Chair of the Congressional Wives Task Force, Mrs. Gore helped draw attention to the issue of violence in the media and its effect upon children. She subsequently co-founded the Parents' Music Resource Center in 1985 to promote parental and consumer awareness of the various themes in popular entertainment that are marketed toward children. Her first book, Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society is a guide to parenting and the media.