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Program Name: Education, Support, Outreach & Advocacy Programs
Agency Name: NAMI Fox Valley
Year the Program was Started: 1981
Public Contact Person: Wendy Magas
Address: 211 E. Franklin St
NAMI Fox Valley
Appleton, WI 54911
Telephone #: (920) 954-1550
Email Address: wendy@namifoxvalley.org
Website URL: www.namifoxvalley.org
Program Category: Community Education, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Expand the reach of our programs/services to under-served populations (i.e. LGBTQ, rural areas, cultural communities, teens, young adults), Build community awareness of mental health/mental illness and break stigma, Provide peer support through hope and help for recovery through education, support, outreach and advocacy, Support individuals to know that they are not alone in their experience, Share stories of lived experience with the community
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: NAMI Fox Valley does an internal quality assurance process annually by examining outcomes (both qualitative and quantitative) to ensure quality and that individual's needs are met. The board, funders and staff review these outcomes to determine direction for programs.
Program Mission Statement: NAMI Fox Valley works to support and empower everyone touched by mental illness. We commit to eliminate stigma and nurture recovery through education, support, advocacy and outreach.
Additional Information: NAMI Fox Valley will be opening a Peer Run Respite and Warmline in 2015.

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