NAMI News and Notes for March

Read more in our March Newsletter.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • PROVIDENCE SUPPORT – NAMI Spokane is pleased to announce that, for a second year, we were selected to receive continued funding from Providence to support what we do in the Inland Northwest. Support from Providence Community Benefit Funding helps us reach more people, continue our valuable programs, advocate for the rights of people with mental illness and to work toward a broader understanding of the impact of mental illness.
  • MAY is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s turn the town green and get the word out that people with mental illness can and do survive and thrive.
  • NAMI Spokane was notified that we were selected for the 2019 Best of Spokane Awards in the category of Local Business.
  • For now, all in-person classes and support groups are on hold. We are putting together resources that will be available online.
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING – We need trained volunteers for our signature programs. Trainings are scheduled through 2020 (Online, for now.) Go to https://www.namiwa.org/index.php/programs/education-training/namiwashington-trainings.
  • LOBBY DAY – Olympia has had significant activity related to mental health during our most recent legislative session. This past President’s Day, February 17th, four representatives from NAMI Spokane traveled across the mountains and met with legislators from our districts in Eastern Washington. One of the outcomes was that NAMI Washington was allocated significant funds by the legislature to replace lost funding from local behavioral health organizations. This will be directly beneficial to NAMI Spokane, ideally replacing funding we had lost for 2020.
  • Mark you calendars for President’s Day 2021 for the next NAMI Lobby Day
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