Nami-Ventura County

aka NAMI Ventura County   |   Camarillo, CA   |  http://www.namiventura.org

Mission

NAMI Ventura County was established in 1981. Our mission is to provide emotional support, education, resources and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through community collaboration and education, we advocate for a life of quality and dignity—one without discrimination—for all people affected by this illness.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Roberta Griego

Main address

PO Box 1613

Camarillo, CA 93011 USA

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EIN

77-0037450

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Family to Family Education Class

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week (30 hour) course for family members and caregivers of individuals living with a mental disorder.

Population(s) Served

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. Presenters cover issues they frequently face while living with mental illness as they delve into the following 5 topics: dark days; acceptance; treatment; coping strategies; successes; hopes and dreams.

Population(s) Served

“Family Support Groups” for caregivers of individuals living with a mental illness, including parents, siblings, spouses, partners, family members or friends. Each group:

Population(s) Served

These monthly education and advocacy meetings are free and open to anyone interested in learning about mental illness. Guest speakers address a wide range of topics such as: schizophrenia research, new medications, proven rehabilitation approaches, financial planning for families with a disabled member, early diagnosis and intervention, public and other community mental health services, disability benefits, and the role of the arts in the recovery process. Past guest speakers have included psychiatrists, therapists, psych pharmacologists, state and local mental health leaders, etc.

Population(s) Served

NAMI Family & Friends is a free, 4-hour seminar that informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition.

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Financials

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Nami-Ventura County

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shirley Brandon

State Farm Insurance

Term: 2015 -

Shirley Brandon

Jim Norris

Julia Dixon

Patti Pape

Janine Ivy

Jay Balter

Maya Lazos

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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