NAMI of lorain county
NAMI Lorain County is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with mental illness. Local volunteers participate to provide education and support, combat stigma, advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illness and their families. As a successful grassroots organization advocating for mental health issues, NAMI of Lorain County ensures that the voices of individuals with mental illness and their families are represented in places where decisions are made.
NAMI Lorain County is an affiliate of NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. Our members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy. We are a Charitable organization governed by a Board of Trustees.
Community minded professionals to serve on their talented Board of Trustees dedicated to supporting our mission – to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from disabling brain disorders or mental illness through providing sufferers, their families and friends with educational opportunities, support groups and advocacy in the public arena.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A BOARD MEMBER
Board members provide governance, set and support our strategic plan, provide financial oversight, and evaluate the performance of the Executive Director.
NAMI Board meetings are held on every other month on the fourth Monday at 5:30 PM, at our office – 6125 S. Broadway, Lorain.
The mission of NAMI Lorain County is to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from disabling brain disorders or mental illness through providing sufferers, their families and friends with educational opportunities, support groups and advocacy in the public arena.
Kelly La Rosa
Visit their website at www.nami-lc.org to learn more about this organization.