Mission: The exempt purpose of nami eastside is to provide education / outreach for the mentally ill and their families.
Programs: Our childrens program has 2 components. Basic is a nami signature class; one 6-week class was held with 12 attendees. Annual childrens conference; one hundred seventy family members, educators, and clinicians attended 6 hour program which include a keynote address and 8 workshops to choose from.
our family program has 3 components. Library educational forums; 222 people attended our 12 monthly forums nami signature class family-to-family; we held 3 12-week classes and served 52 individuals. Family support groups; seventy-two (72) groups were held which 358 people attended.
our consumer program has 3 components. Peer-to-peer is a nami signature class; we had one 10 week class with 15 attendees. In our own voice (ioov) presentations to schools and community groups; we had thirty-four presentations made to 850 individuals. Connections recovery support groups; we had 81 support group meetings with 585 attendees.
we also have a communication program which has two components. Quarterly newsletter (includes printing and postage) outreach (brochures).