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NAMI Palm Beach County

Mailing Address:
1520 10th Ave. N., Suite D
Lake Worth, FL 33414

Phone: 561-588-3477
Fax: 561-588-3499

Contact Person: Liz Downey


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

Population Served:
Mental Illness/Mental Health

NAMI Palm Beach County is an organization dedicated to providing support and education for persons with mental illness and their families. NAMI advocates for better quality care and promotes programs and resources directed to the elimination of the stigma of mental illness.

Description: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County is a local affiliate of a national or statewide organization Organization type: • Sponsor/facilitate free support groups for family members and individuals living with mental illness • Provide free educational programs to families, individuals living with mental illness and mental health professionals • Provide training and presentations to system of care/mental health-serving agencies, schools and community civic organizations • Provide information and referral assistance to the community • Provide quarterly educational meetings to the community regarding mental health issues • Participate in legislative advocacy • Participate in local system of care management meetings • Participate in local Crisis Intervention Training of first responders

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
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A national family-run organization
• A statewide family-run organization
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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