The Stepping Up Initiative
in our county:
The number of people with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels. In counties across the nation, jails now have more people with mental illnesses than in their psychiatric hospitals.
El Dorado County’s Vision, Mission established.
Mission: To reduce the negative impact of incarceration on people with mental illnesses who have potentially committed an offense, by preventing their unnecessary booking into jail.
Vision: Improve Lives while ensuring public safety.
Beliefs: 1) Offenders with Read More
By NAMI El Dorado County Member, V.A.: 11-Jan-2018
It’s a new year, HALLELUJAH! 2017 came with so many hard times that I’m glad to have it behind me. And there’s something about a new year that gives me new hope and new resolve. Something has to change this year; things can’t go on the way they have been…Trying to help loved ones with mental illnesses has taken its toll. I take a long, deep breath and think about the lessons I
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In Home Supportive Services
Some of our NAMI families in El Dorado County have reported favorably about the quality of the IHSS program. They are paid by IHSS for basic services that helped their loved one live at home. NAMI families particularly those that have graduated NAMI Family-to-Family are proactive in interviewing IHSS caregiver candidates to help their loved one and work collaboratively on a successful caregiving model. Teamwork is dreamwork. Learn more about this program at:
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NAMI is working to fix a bug in the system that we reported that has been defaulting some memberships to the wrong affiliate in a different state…please contact us if you have issues joining on-line: 650-740-5776
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Volunteer part-time Leadership Job Opening
at NAMI El Dorado County
NAMI-Walks 2018 Program Manager needed from
January through early May 2018
Attend 4 NAMIWalks steering committee meetings in Sacramento (or via Skype or your video-phone-app such as FaceTime),
Report back to the NAMI El Dorado County Board, coordinate teams (typically we have had about 3 walk teams, and market the walk to the community. Find walk business sponsors and help invite donations to this year’s walk.
Secure at least 1 business sponsor in El