Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts

aka NAMI Massachusetts   |   Boston, MA   |  www.namimass.org

Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life both for people living with mental illnesses and for their families.

Ruling year info

1983

Principal Officer

Ms. Deborah Shields

Main address

The Schrafft's Center 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17

Boston, MA 02129 USA

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EIN

04-2777012

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (F19)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F)

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session program for family members and other caregivers of people diagnosed with mental health conditions. The program is designed to help participants understand and support their loved one, while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained leaders who themselves are family members. They equip participants with the knowledge they need to navigate the mental health system, including: the impact of mental illness on the entire family information and insight about specific diagnoses how to find community resources and treatment options listening skills, communication skills, and empathy how to manage a crisis and problem solve taking care of yourself and managing your stress genuine support and validation. https://namimass.org/nami-family-to-family/ A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the NAMI Family-to-Family program from family members and course instructors. http://youtu.be/zdwh6WM8E6M

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Families
Budget
$60,522

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a powerful presentation that aims to change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. Two trained presenters with lived experience of a mental health condition talk openly about their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health, and challenge misconceptions. The presentation is offered free of charge and is appropriate for diverse audiences, including family members, friends, mental health professionals, and people diagnosed with mental health conditions. IOOV presentations have taken place at hospitals, schools, churches, community organizations, and more. https://namimass.org/nami-in-our-own-voice/ The In Our Own Voice program and its impact on participant's lives... in their own voice. http://youtu.be/GgDA1lmOKBY

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
People with psychosocial disabilities
Budget
$77,731

The NAMI Massachusetts Criminal Justice Diversion Project (CJDP) aims to prevent the unnecessary arrest and detention of people diagnosed with mental illness. The CJDP supports police departments and other first responders in engaging with people experiencing mental health crisis, and fosters connections between law enforcement, behavioral health providers, and other community stakeholders. The CJDP is working to develop a statewide strategy to make high quality training on mental illness accessible to police departments in all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Contact the CJDP to learn more about what you can do to help local law enforcement respond more safely and effectively to people diagnosed with mental illness. For more details and resources please visit https://namimass.org/nami-mass-criminal-justice-diversion-project/

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
People with psychosocial disabilities
Budget
$125,000

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session recovery-focused program for people who wish to establish and maintain their wellness. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions, and informative videos. Great value is placed on the individual experiences of each person in the class, and participants are empowered to share their own stories and the coping tools that have worked for them. Peer-to-Peer helps you create your own: Vision Statement SMART goals Recovery Workbook Support Networks Awareness Grid Crisis Plan https://namimass.org/nami-peer-to-peer/

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities
Budget
$62,048

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 1982

Financials

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National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts

Board of directors
as of 9/23/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Kathleen Considine

NAMI New Jersey

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

Ms. Mathieu Bermingham

Sam Botsford

Community Volunteer

William Lahey

Anderson & Kreiger, LLP

Ewa Pytowska

NAMI Boston

Kathleen Considine

Retired

Roy Lynch

NAMI Dorchester-Mattapan-Roxbury

Neal Boyd

Endtime Revival Holiness Church

Mathieu Bermingham

Psychiatrist

Barrie Baker

Public Plans division at Tufts Health Plan

Michael Fetcho

Retired

Mel Greenberg

Seder and Chandler

Andrew Gerber

Austen Riggs Center

Tonisha Pinckney

Anna Maria College

Monica Luke

The Living Assistance Fund

Joanne Grady Savard

Retired

Norma Mora

Retired

Robert Sweet

Retired

Karen Wolfson

Retired

Laurel Landon

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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