Last year, our Board of Directors and staff spent a significant amount of time developing a new, three-year strategic plan. We decided that we needed to change in order to meet the needs of those we serve and represent. As a result, here are some of the many activities underway for the year ahead:
- We are expanding our focus to better serve children and youth. We have added a full-time position that is focused on children, adolescents and transition age youth and are expanding our education programs to better serve young families and school personnel.
- We are collaborating with peer organizations to increase our collective impact. We have joined with Allegheny Family Network and Mental Health America of Allegheny County to create a mental health advocacy collaborative.
- We are diversifying our reach to strengthen our voice. We are developing an advocacy hub to influence public policy and legislation.
The more members we have who are standing together with us, the louder and stronger it makes our voice for individuals and families affected by mental illness!
When you join or renew your membership to NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania, you will receive:
- Discounted registration fee to our Annual Education Conference on Saturday, April 12 featuring Kevin Hines, an international speaker, author and mental health advocate who will talk about surviving a suicide attempt off the Golden Gate Bridge and his commitment to staying well and inspiring others to live their best lives.
- Your New Personalized Membership Card and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter The Voice. (The Winter 2014 edition is hot off the press.)
- Automatic membership to NAMI (National) and NAMI PA.
NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the law. The official registration and financial information on NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania: 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.