2013 NAMI FaithNet Mini-Grant Recipients
Affiliate
Grant
Contact
Person
Contact Information
Proposal
Goals
Mou
Rec’d/Check
Sent
NAMI Wood
River
Hailey, Idaho
Capacity
Building
Carla Young
[email protected]
(208) 440-2384
Plan to launch a
formal faith outreach
program by January
2012
MOU Rec’d
3/11/13
NAMI of
Portage- Wood
Counties
Stevens Point,
WI
NAMI Four
Seasons
Hendersonville,
NC
Capacity
Building
Jan Lutz
[email protected]
(714) 592-4522
Basic
Outreach
Nancy
Moreland
[email protected]
(828) 696-4896
Plan to launch a
formal faith outreach
program as soon as
funds are received
and members trained
Plan to use the funds
to create marketing
materials and
purchase a projector.
Plan to have quarterly
meetings with
presenters
Goals: Train 9
board members, 1
staff person, and
several key
members on using
Bridges of Hope.
Plan to training two
interested
members to use
Bridges of Hope.
Currently have 4
Bridges of Hope
presentations
scheduled for
several faith
communities; will
continue to offer
outreach via
newsletters,
personal contacts,
and letter of
introduction.
MOU Rec’d
3/19/13
NAMI Howard
County
Columbia, MD
Enhanced
Outreach
Beverely
FrancisGibson
[email protected]
(410) 772-9300
NAMI Maricopa
Enhanced
Laura
namim[email protected]
Plan to use funds to
assist in Rabbi Sonya
Starr participation in
the convention.
Plan to create a
MOU Rec’d
3/12/13
MOU Rec’d
3/13/13
Goals: Present
MOU Rec’d
County
Phoenix, AZ
Outreach
Shirling
(602) 759-8177
workshop model for
faith outreach that
will assist
congregations in
creating their own
mental health
ministries.
NAMI Wakulla
Crawfordsville,
FL
Capacity
Building
Jo Anne
Stickland
[email protected]
(850) 766-3944
Plan to investigate
the feasibility of
implementing a faith
outreach program.
NAMI Waco
Waco, Texas
Basic
Outreach
Ashley Dawn
Sheppard
[email protected] Plan to implement a
(415) 861-9126
formal faith outreach
program with several
volunteers that have
expressed an interest.
NAMI Wichita
Falls
Wichita Falls, TX
Basic
Outreach
Hannah
Fryer
[email protected]
(940) 244-6264
Currently has one
person coordinating
some faith outreach.
Would like grant to
help expand the
model to affiliate
boards and request
assistance to
approaching their
faith communities.
Intends to create
marketing material
that will define the
model. Plans to
offer 2
presentations every
2 months.
Goals are to create
task force of 3 to 6
people to look over
NFN website and
tools. Task force
will then create a
written outreach
plan and timeline to
board for their
feedback.
Goals are to train 5
people to reach out
to churches, one
being a Spanish
speaker. Intend to
host a program just
for faith leaders.
Goals are to train 3
new members to
offer Bridges of
Hope. Have
identified 233 faith
3/11/2013
MOU Rec’d
3/14/13
MOU Rec’d
3/26/2013
MOU Rec’d
3/11/2013
program. Would like
to use money to train
new volunteers and
cover marketing
materials/postage.
NAMI Northside
Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Capacity
Building
Susan Kyle
[email protected]
(770) 432-4712
NAMI Union
County
Monroe, NC
Capacity
Building
John Duncan
[email protected]
(704) 292-2287
Have done some
brainstorming about
faith outreach with a
Rabbi and 3
Protestant ministers.
Plan to use funds to
provide group study
sessions on Reaching
out….
Have had some
communication with
a UMC church. Staff
members have
agreed to be trained
to offer
Bridges…would like to
then expand the
outreach to diverse
denominations,
including some
conservative,
evangelical churches
that have unique
views on MI.
communities in
their service area.
Will create
outreach letter.
Intends to offer 9
Bridges…
presentations by
the end of the year.
Goal is to train 3
members to offer
Bridges of Hope.
Will start by
building on
relationship with
previously
contacted faith
leaders.
Goals are to train 3
members on
Bridges by 4/13.
Those trained will
develop a plan to
establish contact
with various faith
communities.
Likely will use funds
to postage and
creation of
marketing tools.
Hopes outreach will
drive more people
to F2F and other
NAMI programming
that has been at a
MOU Rec’d
3/25/2013
MOU Rec’d
3/25/13
NAMI Pensacola
Pensacola, FL
Basic
Outreach
Jerry Valanzo [email protected]
(850) 478-6092
NAMI Rhode
Island
Basic
Outreach
Rico
Warren/Sally
Lukeris
[email protected] (Sally)
[email protected] (Rico)
(401) 331-3060
standstill.
Currently working to
Goal is to recruit
build a relationship
individuals with MI
with the chaplain at
and family
the local CMHC.
members to be a
Would like to create
part of “faith
teams to offer
teams’, with the
programming about
consumer telling
using faith as a tool
their story about
for recovery and
using faith in
NAMI programs.
recovery and family
Once they have the
members to talk
teams in place they
about NAMI
intend to expand and programs. He
reach out to two
chaplain will be on
county interfaith
hand to consult as
councils in hopes this needed. Currently
will facilitate
have two family
invitations into
members ready to
churches/synagogues, move forward and
etc.
currently recruiting
consumers. Hope
to present to 2
interfaith councils
which will lead
them to at least 4
faith communities.
Has identified 2 core
Goal is to use funds
volunteers who have
to engage with 4
extensive experience already identified
in promoting faith in
churches. Hope to
recovery. Using their be able to present
experience and the
to 12 individuals at
NFN tools they intend each church. As
MOU Rec’d
4/2/13
MOU Rec’d
3/18/13
to create meaningful
relationships with
several faith
communities.
NAMI SE
Minnesota
Rochester, MN
Capacity
Building
Courtney
Lawson
[email protected]
(507) 287-1692
Plan to implement a
formal faith outreach
program with several
volunteers that have
expressed an interest.
NAMI Santa
Clara County
San Jose, CA
Enhanced
Outreach
Christine
Baucus, ED
Pastor
Johnny
LaPenias
(408) 466-0143
Currently works with
a fellowship group of
4 faith leaders known
as The New Creation
Ministry. Has been
an active
collaboration since
early 2012. Involved
in crisis intervention,
interest increases,
current volunteers
are ready and
willing to train new
presenters. All
faith communities
touched will be
invited to NAMI
Walk and annual
conference.
Goals: train 5
people by 5/31;
create
marketing/outreach
plan with specific
action steps.
Implement action
plan in at least 2
congregations.
Hope to use
information from
those two
presentation to
evaluated and
increase capacity.
Goal is simply to
use the money to
money to offset
ongoing costs of
the program which
will allow the
affiliate to maintain
the valuable
collaboration.
MOU Rec’d
3/14/13
MOU Rec’d
3/11/13
NAMI Spokane
Capacity
Building
Ronald
Anderson
[email protected]
(509) 590-9897
NAMI
Thurston/Mason
Lacy,
Washington
Enhanced
Outreach
Sue Allen
[email protected]
(360) 493-6021
engaged in
supporting faith
leaders, acts as court
liaison for those
involved in criminal
justice system.
Currently have
several IOOV
presenters who have
an interest in faith
outreach and are
connected to 3
congregations. Also
has to commitment of
the local Mental
Health Chaplaincy
director to assist in
training and
networking.
Had a ½ day Mental
Health 101 outreach
program with several
community partners
with, including faith
leaders. Would like
to expand this
outreach to entire
area served by the
affiliate (2 counties).
Goal is to have 6
members trained to
offer Bridges…and
will engage with
one faith
community each
month. Would like
to create marketing
material for
publication in The
Fig Tree which
focuses on faith in
action.
Goal is to expand
the program to 2
counties.
Anticipated
audience of 15-20.
Would like to train
4 affiliates on
Bridges of Hope.
Hopes that results
of ½ day program
will include
participant action
plan for being in
touch with
individual faith
MOU Rec’d
3/25/13
MOU Rec’d
3/27/2013
NAMI Southern
Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Enhanced
Outreach
Sharon
Nielsen
[email protected]
(520) 622-5582
NAMI Door
County
Sturgeon Bay,
WI
Enhanced
Outreach
Marlys
Trunkhill
[email protected]
(920) 743-6162
Will offer morning
coffee even to diverse
faith communities. In
the following days
affiliate leaders will
follow up with
participants to build
partnerships. Grant
money will be used
for marketing
materials, program
materials,
refreshments. Has
location already
secured (donated).
Schedule for May 21,
2013.
Has history of diverse
faith outreach since
2004. Planning to
resurrect their
“Caring
Congregations
Committee”, 3 former
members have
agreed to train new
members. Also has
two forums
scheduled one at a
church and one with
Ministerial
Association. Both to
be held in April.
communities.
Goals: Connect with
60 new
representatives
through invitations
to the Coffee event.
Ideally, will create
relationships with
20 new faith
communities. Will
evaluate and
expand as able.
Goals: Will use
money to offset
costs of office
supplies, marketing
materials. Would
like to visit 4 new
congregations
within grant year.
Also intends to
train 4 new
members for
presentations..
MOU rec’d
3/11/13
MOU Rec’d
3/18/13
NAMI Juneau
Juneau, AK
Basic
Outreach
Rabbi Dov
Gartenberg
[email protected]
(907) 463-4251
NAMI Western
Carolina
Asheville, NC
Enhanced
Outreach
Bonnie
Kinscher
[email protected]
(828) 707-2937
NAMI Wayne
Holmes County
Wooster, Ohio
Capacity
Building
Kathryn
Rusiska
[email protected]
(330) 264-1590
Affiliate is led by two
local clergy members.
Both familiar with
faith landscape in the
community. Have
several volunteers
who would like to
create a systematic
faith outreach
program. Intend to
create Clergy Friends
of NAMI Juneau
committee for more
comprehensive
outreach
opportunities.
Has 3 teams prepared
to make
presentations. Has
also conducted
trainings for another
affiliate. Faith
outreach team meets
monthly. Offer
materials for
congregations for
Mental Health
Months and MIAW.
Has initiated
information gathering
around faith outreach
by meeting with
Wooster Interfaith
Council. Determined
Goals: Offer 3
presentations, one
at a synagogue and
2 in Christian
communities. Will
include 3 newly
trained volunteers.
Will use interest
from these
presentations to
gain new
committee
members.
Evaluation process
will be ongoing.
MOU rec’d
3/12/13
Wants to increase
outreach by hosting
luncheon for 20 key
faith leaders with
hopes of nurturing
mental health
teams. Luncheon
to be held in May
2013. Goal is also
to offer 5 Bridges
presentations by
the end of the year.
Goals: Train 4
NAMI volunteers to
use Bridges of
Hope. Once they
are trained will
create a plan to
MOU Rec’d
3/25/13
MOU Rec’d
3/18/13
NAMI Wood
County
Bowling Green,
Ohio
Basic
Outreach
Shari
Schmidtt
[email protected]
(419) 352-0626
NAMI Frederick
Frederick,
Maryland
Basic
Outreach
Kathryn Van
Arnum
[email protected]
(301) 371-5041
1 Eastern Circle
Middletown, MD 21769
NAMI FDL
Cumming, GA
Capacity
Building
Carol
LaBranche
[email protected]
(770) 364-05811
there was a need to
educated faith
leaders about mental
illness and creating
caring congregations.
In the past, this
affiliate has offered a
luncheon for clergy.
Would like to expand
outreach by
presenting Bridges of
Hope for the local
ecumenical council,
which represents 236
faith communities in
the County.
Have verbal
commitments of 4
board members to
become trained in
Bridges of Hope.
Intend to train and
plan together to
create a cohesive,
organized group.
Would like to use the
grant to create a
Bridges of Hope
marketing tool to use
to reach out to
churches.
Part of a pilot
program for faith
connect with
diverse faith
groups.
Goals: Train 2
volunteers to
present Bridges of
Hope. Intends to
present two times
per month. Will
reconnect with
churches for follow
up outreach for
possible expansion
of support groups.
Goals: Train 4
volunteers to
present Bridges of
Hope. Would like
to offer 4-6
presentations per
year, reaching 1520 people at a time.
Intend to start by
contacting their
own faith
communities and
then expand from
there through
marketing and
networking.
Goal is to train 3
members to offer
MOU Rec’d
3/25/13
MOU Rec’d
3/19/2013
MOU Rec’d
3/14/2013
Serves Forsyth,
Dawson,
Lumpkin
Counties
NAMI Indiana
Enhanced
Outreach
Joshua
Sprunger or
Carole Willis
[email protected]
(317) 925-9399
NAMI Greater
Cleveland
Enhanced
Outreach
Terri Miller
[email protected]
(216) 875-0266
outreach in GA.
Have done some
brainstorming about
faith outreach with a
several faith leaders
in the community.
Plan to use funds to
provide group study
sessions on Reaching
out….
Plan to provide two
training sessions for
affiliate leaders in
Indiana using
Reaching Out and/or
Bridges…
Hosting an Awareness
Concert in inner city
Cleveland Church.
Event will offer
musical performances
and testimonials from
individuals living with
MI and family
members. Info tables
will be available and
I&R staff will be
available to answer
questions.
Bridges of Hope.
Will start by
building on
relationship with
previously
contacted faith
leaders.
Goal is to equip and
increase the
confidence of
affiliate leaders to
be able to build
faith outreach
throughout the
state of Indiana.
As a result of
hosting the event,
NAMI GC hopes to
secure 5 new
contacts w/in other
congregations. Will
offer to do Bridges
of Hope for those
congregations.
They also hope that
the event will
encourage at least
five new individuals
to participate in
Faith Outreach in
some way.
MOU Rec’d
3/19/13
Approved but didn’t Receive Funds
NAMI Tri Cities
Richland, WA
Basic
Outreach
Debbie
Pearson
[email protected]
(509) 943-2801
NAMI Butte
County
Capacity
Building
Cathy
Gurney
[email protected]
Not Approved
Has one member with
interest in faith
outreach who is
beginning the
Reaching
Out…training. Would
like to use the money
to purchase
equipment to be able
to do PP
presentations.
Affiliate recently
moved into free
standing office and is
looking to expand its
outreach. Discussed
faith outreach with
core members and
several have already
approached affiliate
leaders to be a part of
the NFN outreach
team.
Goal is to buy
necessary
equipment to allow
for presentations.
Hopes to create
relationship with
local chaplaincies
for further support.
Hopes to recruit
and train four new
volunteers.
Short term goals
are to have
FaithNet team
carefully study
Bridges and
Reaching out. Long
term goals include
each member of
FaithNet team to
connect with their
own faith leader to
explore outreach
possibilities. Once
they have had that
“trial run” to build
confidence they will
then expand to
faith communities
in the geographic
area.
Never
Returned MOU
Never
Returned MOU
NAMI North
Central
Oklahoma
Stillwater, OK
Enhanced
Outreach
Sandrel
JonesWebster
[email protected]
(405) 334-9200
NAMI Georgia
Enhanced
Outreach
Anne Rood
[email protected]
404-823-1854
NAMI Alameda
County South
Fremont, CA
Capacity
Building
Joe Rose
[email protected]
(510) 378-1578
Has created a
workshop to help
pastors, campus
ministers to create a
mental health
ministry. Workshop
incorporates role
playing, group
exercises, and
problem solving
sessions.
NAMI Georgia is
working to expand
faith outreach
throughout GA.
Currently working
with supporting 3
affiliates in diverse
communities to
create a “template”
for a formal
program/training for
affiliates to use in the
future. The program
will include 3 tiers:
Resource,
Partnership,
Leadership. (see
application for more
details)
Has no outreach in
place currently. Plans
to reach out to 7
years of past F2F
Has offered similar
program in past
and would like to
expand.
Application did not
state ANY
measurable goals.
Goals: coordinate
with 3 affiliates that
are a part of their
pilot outreach. This
will include
monthly planning
meetings to debrief
and brainstorm.
Intends to evaluate
feedback from
affiliates and create
a formal model to
be available for
other GA affiliates.
Has no goals stated
in plan other than
to reach out to try
to identify
participants for
volunteers to train.
Interested But Missed Application Deadline
NAMI Putnam County, New York
NAMI of Lake County, Illinois
NAMI Clermont County, Ohio
**Note – Italicized entries indicate a 2012 FaithNet Mini Grant Recipient
volunteers.
Application was
also 4 days late.