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NAMI of Greater Chicago Alliance on Mental Illness

Mailing Address:
1536 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: 312-563-0445
Fax: 312-563-0467

Contact Person: Intake

Email:

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

Population Served:
Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
To provide hope and improve the quality of life for those in the greater Chicago area whose lives are affected by serious mental illness

Description:
NAMI of Greater Chicago Alliance on Mental Illness is an Independent Affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). We serve Northern Illinois but accept calls from anywhere, though our resources/referrals are primarily in the Chicago area.

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 advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

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

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

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