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NAMI Northern Illinois Receives Generous Education Grant

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Illinois is proud to announce that it has received a $4,420.00 for the training of instructors and leaders for our support groups and educational courses from the Community Grants Program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with support from the Louis & Violent Rubin Fund.

NAMI Northern Illinois is dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by mental illness and their loved ones through support, education, and advocacy. We offer several support groups throughout the month. For individuals living with mental illness, support meets every Sunday at SwedishAmerican Hospital (A Division of UW-Health) beginning at 2pm. There are also family support groups that meet the first Tuesday, the third Monday and the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Groups are offered free of charge to all 18+ who are in need. Call 815-963-2470 for more information if you are interested.

Additional to support, education is offered through our affiliate. There are three courses offered: Family-to-Family, NAMI Basics, and Provider Education. The mentioned offer tools, up to date information, and resources for family, parents, and providers alike.  There is a new course coming to NAMI Northern Illinois in the spring named Peer-to-Peer which is geared towards individuals who want to learn more about their own illness and journey towards recovery. In order to progress, we must train further leaders to educate our attendees in support and classes.

The mission of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is to serve as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for the current and future needs of the people of Northern Illinois. Learn more about CFNIL’s grantmaking and commitment to endowment at www.cfnil.org . Since its founding in 1953, CFNIL has granted more than $65 million for charitable purposes in the region. NAMI has gratefully been supported by the Community Foundation in the past and we take this opportunity to thank them once again for the generosity. They give us the ability to help those touched by mental illness in our area.

 

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