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NAMI of DuPage County Overview
Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education in order to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families.
NAMI DuPage programs help families living with mental illness gain access to support, educational resources and community resources to help them in their paths to recovery. It is the only organization of its kind in DuPage County to provide educational and support services for individuals with mental illness and their families. Our most notable accomplishment in the past year has been to continue to develop meaningful partnerships with schools, hospitals and police departments in order to initiate effective programs to reach and support a broad base of individuals and families struggling with mental illness. We were awarded the 2007 Outstanding Local Affiliate Award by NAMI National for our exemplary efforts in program development, educational outreach and consumer inclusion. In 2008, we were awarded the Most Innovative Services Award from NAMI of Illinois for the development of our hospital project NAMI Recovery Connections. The number of people reached by our Education Program has increased from approximately 200 in 2003 to over 6000 individuals served in 2007. We have expanded our development department and were able to move to a new, larger location that meets the growing needs of our organization. The new office has enabled staff and volunteers to coordinate programs more effectively. Lastly, we entered into our second year of a large grant from Community Memorial Foundation which has allowed for continued implementation of NAMI Recovery Connections.
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When my daughter was diagnosed with a mental illness, NAMI provided current information quickly. Then, they provided a safe place where I could meet with other parents in a similar situation. There are/were no bailouts or final solutions, just the comfort and support of others who understood and ...
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NAMI of DuPage is an outstanding not-for- profit organization. Their committment to their mission...provide support, education and advocacy to individuls and families with mental illness is apparent in everything they do...
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