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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

NAMI Greater Framingham

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 441
Framingham, MA 01704

Phone: 508-875-1455

Contact Person: Rev. Paul N. Papas II, President


Web Site: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~nami01704

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Advocate, Educate and Support People who have a Mental Illness and their families and friends

Our mission is to work together to advocate for people with mental illness. We do this because our family members, loved ones, and friends suffer from mental illness and the stigma associated with mental illness. We also do this because we care about your family members, loved ones, and friends who suffer from mental illness and the stigma associated with it. We are a grassroots, non-profit, support, education and advocacy group. We advocate for better services and housing for persons with mental illness. Our major activities include family support groups, family education classes, education meetings, support for legislative action on behalf of persons with mental illness, and general fund-raising.

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
• 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

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

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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