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NAMI DC

Mailing Address:
422 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Phone: 2025460646
Fax: 202-546-6817

Contact Person: Kristal Wortham

Email:

Web Site: http://www.namidc.org

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Developmental Disabilities,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Trauma/PTSD,Juvenile Justice,LGBTQ,Mental Illness/Mental Health,Military Families,Transition-aged Youth

Mission:
NAMI DC is the State Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, NAMI DC has supported individuals and their families impacted by serious mental health conditions since its founding in 1981. Through education (including NAMI Signature classes such as Family-to-Family, SAMSHA Best Practice since 2013), advocacy and support, NAMI DC has expanded its support to specifically focus on health and wellness of youth (with significant emphasis on early identification and intervention), service members (regardless of duty status) and their families.

Description:
Established in 1981, NAMI DC is dedicated to providing opportunities to participate in programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for individuals and families of Washington, D.C. living with mental health conditions. NAMI Signature Programs and Classes are specifically designed to deliver psychosocial education to help facilitate better understanding, coping skills and mutual support. More importantly, NAMI Signature Programs offer opportunities for peer support and leadership development needed to build better lives.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A national family-run organization
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A local family-run organization without national or statewide affiliation
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local
• National

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