Expand outreach and virtual programming across Illinois. While our current programs touch more than 50,000 lives a year, tens of thousands go un-served. Your gift not only supports virtual programming available to anyone in the state, it fuels our expanded efforts to bring NAMI into communities across Illinois.
Build critical public support to monitor, weigh in, and advance public policies that support mental heath at the grassroots level, such as the Access to Mental Health Information Act, which gives families and caregivers better information and tools to care for loved ones with serious mental illness.
Continue to grow our Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Initiative, building dozens of new relationships and creating innovative strategies to make quality mental health support the norm for every Illinoisan. It takes all of us to serve all of us!
Educate hundreds at our statewide conferences and webinars. Last year, A Healing State of Mind: From Crisis to Recovery for All virtual conference engaged over 300 people in 34 high quality workshops and keynotes sessions on critical mental health issues. Many of those workshops have sparked major new initiatives, like our pioneering new partnership to create a Community Health Worker training especially focused on mental health.
On behalf of the entire NAMI Illinois family, we thank you for making a difference.