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NAMI OF WOOD COUNTY

Find Help. Find Hope

aka NAMI Wood County   |   Bowling Green, OH   |  www.namiwoodcounty.org

Mission

Our mission is to offer help and hope to families and individuals affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Jessica Hartman

Main address

1250 Ridgewood Drive

Bowling Green, OH 43402 USA

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EIN

34-1719628

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sometimes people with a mental illness deal with criminal issues that could have been taken care of by going to the hospital instead of jail. We have implemented a plan where one of our employees work closely with those individuals that are in custody and their family members. We work on getting them help and treatment. We are fortunate to have a judge in our county that supports our mission.

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?

Family to Family

A free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A free 10-week recovery education course for adults with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An 8-week course designed to help a person with mental illness understand and create a Well Recovery Action Plan to maintain an active and improving lifestyle and avoid crisis.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An ongoing support group serving as a vital link to your community and a key to your recovery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A support group for those with loved ones who have been diagnosed with emotional, neurological, and mental disorders.

Population(s) Served
Families

A free educational program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Join our Peer and Family combined support group on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Way Public Library in Perrysburg. 6:00pm-7:00pm EST

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Nite Out is a great gathering opportunity for food and fellowship for people that seek mental health services in the Wood County community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Family Support Group

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NAMI Wood County's mission is to offer help and hope to families and individuals affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. Educating individuals on mental illness reduces the stigma that surrounds it. Our goal is to lessen the stigma for those that live with a mental illness so they will seek treatment and live a better life.

We offer free educational classes for family members and peers such as Family to Family and Peer to Peer. These classes explain different diagnosis and treatment options available. There are also classes to teach you how to be the best in physical and mental health. Several support groups throughout the month are available for both family members and peers. In addition to our core programs we also hold Mental Health First Aid, CIT (crisis intervention training) for first responders that may come on to a scene where someone is having a break down.

Our staff consists of different backgrounds with different experiences that we utilize in helping others. We have a good working relationship to our different treatment facilities in the area. NAMI also provides support groups in different areas in the county. We are able to host 3-4 classes at the same time at our location. We also provide events at different locations.

We offer 21 programs to everyone in Wood County. Some of them are our CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training for police officers. NAMI Wood County has increased their participants to a full classes, at least 15-20 participants, four times per year. CIT has also increased by adding more training for first responders and dispatchers. CIT class provides a better understanding in the mental health therefore giving the one on one dealing with a crisis a different way of handling or de-escalating the situation.
We also provide a parent advocate for children that live with a mental illness and an AOT employee to ensure those in the justice system receive care.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NAMI OF WOOD COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 05/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Angela Landgraff


Board co-chair

Jodi Johnson

NAMI Wood County

Term: 2020 - 2024

Carol Asmus

Adam Davenport

Monika Lewis

Angela Landgraf

Jodi Johnson

Carmen Beltran

Leanne Eby

Derek Lee

Crista Metzger-Leady

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2023

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.