Throughout its 35- year history, NAMI DuPage has positively impacted lives of individuals with mental illness, their families, and our communities. Last year, NAMI DuPage served over 35,000 individuals through its support, education, employment, and recreation programs.
NAMI DuPage is an affiliate of the National Alliance for Mental Illness but does NOT receive any direct financial support from the national or state NAMI organizations. Nor does NAMI DuPage receive direct financial support from the state or federal government. So how does NAMI DuPage provide those services and programs, all at low-cost or no cost?
We rely on the remarkable generosity of you, our friends, neighbors and community members to invest in NAMI DuPage.
Since March, we have offered all support groups online, peer counseling via videoconferencing, regular presentations on COVID-19 and mental health topics via Zoom and responded to hundreds of calls and emails for information and support. We have also maintained our Living Room program, an alternative to the Emergency Room, onsite. We anticipate a surge in mental health needs in the weeks and months to come and hope that you will partner with us in improving the quality of life of individuals with mental illnesses and their families.