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.