* Saturday, May 13th, 2017 *
How We Put Your NAMIWalks Mass Dollars to Work
To learn more about each of our programs, please visit our website at www.namimass.org
NAMIWalks Mass is our primary fundraiser, and the revenue represents 40% of our budget. In 2015, 87% of our income went back into programming while only 13% was spent on fundraising and general/administrative costs.
The Walk is a community event that educates the public about mental health issues and celebrates dignity, resilience and respect. It is a stigma-free zone where individuals affected by mental illness do NOT feel ashamed, fearful or discriminated against.
- Family to Family (F2F) for families, partners, and friends, taught by NAMI-trained family member volunteers
- NAMI Basics: for parents and other caregivers, taught by NAMI-trained parents of children/adolescents
- In Our Own Voice (IOOV): focuses on recovery and ending stigma, taught by NAMI-trained people living with mental illness
- Peer-to-Peer: focuses on recovery and wellness in response to mental health challenges, taught by NAMI-trained peers
- Educating the Educators (ETE): new Professional Development program aimed at K-12 teachers (small fee associated)
- Criminal Justice Diversion Project (CJDP): aims to prevent the unnecessary arrest and incarceration of individuals with mental illness by supporting/educating police departments and other first responders
- NAMI Family Support Groups: regular meetings of family/caregivers of individuals with a mental health conditions
- NAMI Connection: 90-minute recovery support group facilitated by NAMI-trained peers for people living with mental illness
NAMI Mass advocacy activities seek to ensure quality care and community-based services for individuals with mental illness. To review our 2016 legislative priorities, visit http://namimass.org/contact/advocacy
Helpline and Website
NAMI Education and Support Group Trainings
Diversity and Inclusion Training
NAMI Mass State Office
Located in the Charlestown area of Boston, the state office employs 9 full-time and 5 part-time staff and 5 consultants to manage all NAMI Mass business. Established over 30 years ago, the mission of NAMI Mass is to improve the quality of life for both individuals with mental illness and their families.
NAMI Mass has 21 local chapters called Affiliates, statewide. They provide our education programs and support groups locally, within the communities they serve. Affiliates also advocate for people in their home towns and cities on mental health issues. In 2015, 18 of the 21 Affiliates participated in the Walk. The Affiliates keep 45% of what they raise for the Walk to further support their local work. In 2015, their share of income was over $117,000. The Affiliates use these funds to support their local clubhouses and present educational seminars, among other things.