NAMI Racine County

NAMI Racine County

Nonprofit Mission and Vision Statements

Mission: NAMI Racine County provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Vision: A compassionate community where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives.

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NAMI Racine County provides support groups and education classes for individuals living with mental health conditions and their friends and family members. We advocate, at the individual, systems and legislative level for resources, to help individuals achieve recovery. We provide public education and awareness events in the Racine Community. We are promoting the
practice of compassion in the community where we can all care for each other in the prevention, early intervention, and creation of an environment where recovery occurs. This year we began the “NAMI Ending the Silence” program in local high schools to educate students and encourage them to reach out when help is needed for themselves, their friends and their family members. We will be expanding this program in the fall to additional schools as well as a version for teachers and families.

What would you like the general public to know about your organization and ways they can help/support you?

NAMI Racine County provides all of our services at no cost. All of our programs are peer-led and we welcome individuals living well with mental illness and their family members as volunteer facilitators, teachers, and
presenters. We are currently in need of young adults (ages 18-35) living with mental illness to be trained as presenters for our “Ending the Silence” program. NAMI Racine County welcomes all who share our mission and
vision to become a member of our organization and join our voice in creating a compassionate community where all individuals live healthy, fulfilling lives