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Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Connections
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MS
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Stacey Aldridge
Address: 411 Briarwood Drive
Ste 401
Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone #: 601-899-9058
Email Address: saldridge@namims.org
Website URL: www.namims.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: A NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is an alliance of individuals who have in common the experience of living with mental illness. It provides a place to share our experiences and use them as learning opportunities for ourselves and others. Connection groups are a safe space to confront the challenges that all consumers face, regardless of diagnosis: low self-esteem; social isolation; dual diagnosis; stigma and discrimination; etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program is a peer-based, mutual support group model. The vision is that every person in this country who lives with a mental illness will have, within reasonable driving distance, a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group to attend.
Additional Information: Please contact the office for information on locations, dates and times of NAMI Connections meetings.

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