Idaho Gives – May 4, 2017
NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho is participating in the Day of Giving. Any donations we receive help us to reach out and support the mentally ill and their families in our community. These are just a few of the ways that NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho use your donations for our non-profit organization:
Education: Twice a year Family to Family, a free, nationally developed course, is held in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in the Spring and in Idaho Falls and Rexburg in the Fall. These classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks and are taught by members who have received training from the National NAMI.
Support: The Family Support Group, for those who have a family member suffering with a mental illness, is held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm at the Development Workshop, 555 W. 25th Street in Idaho Falls.
The Connection Recovery Support Group, for those suffering with a mental illness, is help each Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the Center for Hope, 1501 Northgate Mile in Idaho Falls. There are vouchers available for travel to and from these support meetings.
Every summer NAMI Upper Valley, Idaho hosts a free picnic for those suffering from mental illness and their families. We provide a meal, games and entertainment for those attending. The money we receive helps us continue this wonderful tradition.
Advocacy: Advocacy by members helps national, state and local elected officials understand how legislation will impact people with mental illness. NAMI members are actively involved in the legislative process as they sit on a variety of committees influencing policy by informing legislators about research and development, improved treatment and rehabilitation services, access to treatment and reducing criminalization of those with mental illness.