Nami Central Texas

Austin, TX   |  namicentraltx.org

Mission

NAMI Central Texas is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy programs.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Karen Ranus

Main address

Po Box 302398

Austin, TX 78703 USA

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Formerly known as

NAMI Austin

EIN

74-2374858

NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 5 people in the U.S. are impacted by mental illness, yet more than 65% aren't accessing the treatment they need to be well. NAMI Central Texas strives to provide no-cost education and support programming for families and individuals living with mental illness while diminishing the stigma and shame of mental health through community education in schools, faith communities and work places.

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

Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing signs of behavioral or mental health concerns or who have a diagnosis.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Empowering teachers and school personnel to make a lasting difference in the lives of their students, NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies (PTA) opens the door for schools to make a difference.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for middle and high school students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour workshop that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Because religion and spirituality often play a vital role in healing, it’s not uncommon for families and individuals experiencing mental health issues to turn to a faith leader first for help. Yet faith leaders, staff and key outreach volunteers are often lacking the information, education and resources to be the “bridge to hope” needed as people navigate serious, sometimes life-threatening, mental health issues.

Population(s) Served
Interfaith groups

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 clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes attendees to classes, presentations, panels, workshops, information meetings, support groups, and community fairs.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trained to teach classes, make presentations, facilitate support groups.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Family to Family, Peer to Peer and NAMI Basics classes and Bridges to Hope and Family & Friends Workshops

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

NAMIWalks events, advocacy events, community health events.

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

NAMI Central Texas quoted or interviewed - print articles, online articles, TV appearances, radio broadcasts, podcast interviews.

Number of clients participating in support groups

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of teens who received mental health training

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

Adolescents, Preteens

Related Program

Ending the Silence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teens learned about warning signs and how to get help for a friend or themselves for mental health challenges.

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.

Ensure that families and individuals living with mental illness have access to the education and support they need to navigate mental illnesses confidently, be resilient in addressing crisis and equipped with the skills needed to achieve long-term recovery and stability.

Provide quality programming community-wide and expand programming as needed to meet gaps in the community while ensuring we remain the most reliable and up-to-date source of mental health resources and information.

We recruit and train volunteers with "lived experience" who provide our peer-led model of education and support programming which allows us to maximize our impact in the community. These volunteers are supported by a small mission-driven staff who are committed to using the organization's resources as effectively and efficiently as possible while leveraging our community collaborations.

In 2020, we provided no cost signature programming to more than 12,000 individuals in the Central Texas area, all at no cost. We have been expanding our programming in schools, workplaces and faith communities as well as training for law enforcement with great success and are committed to changing the mental health conversation in our community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Nami Central Texas

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Trylko

Retired CEO

Term: 2020 -

Adrienne Kennedy

NAMI National

Jennifer Perkins

Texas Medical Association

Paul Trylko

Amplify Credit Union

Brianna McKinney

Bloom Communications

Julie Almendral

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Lissa Adams

J.L. Powers & Associates

Courtney Bailey

Leadership Austin

Amanda Barczyk

Dell Children's Hospital

Maria Mathis

Brown Foundation

Manuel Quinto-Pozos

Deats Durst and Owen, PLLC

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? No
  • 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 10/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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