NAMI Southern Arizona

Not Alone

aka NAMISA   |   Tucson, AZ   |  www.namisa.org

Mission

NAMI Southern Arizona improves the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Ms Christina Bickelmann

Main address

6122 E. 22nd St.

Tucson, AZ 85711 USA

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Formerly known as

NAMISA

EIN

86-0450977

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The goal of NAMI Southern Arizona is to raise awareness, reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness. This includes individuals, family members and the community at large by providing advocacy, education and support that is high quality, recovery oriented and culturally sensitive. Mental health is woefully underfunded and the system is difficult to navigate, NAMI SA provides all of our resources, classes and support programs at no cost to participants and assists people affected by mental illness themselves or family members navigate the system.

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 no-cost, 8 class course for families, partners and friends of adults with mental illness. (Available in Spanish/Disponible en español)

Population(s) Served
Adults

A no-cost, 8 class, peer-led recovery education course open to any person with mental illness focusing on recovery.
(Available in Spanish/Disponible en español)

Population(s) Served
Adults

An evidence based early intervention program that engages middle and high school students in mental health education and discussion. Presentations are also available for school professionals, parents and agencies working with children and adolescents. The program designed to give students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through discussion and short videos.

Population(s) Served
Students

Support Groups for Family Members & Friends with a loved one with mental illness. Multiple groups held at different locations, on a variety of days and times.

Population(s) Served
Families

Support Groups for Those Living with Mental Illness. Multiple groups held at different locations, on a variety of days and times.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A 6-class course for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Caregivers
Parents

Once a student has completed Peer-to-Peer, this 3 day training demonstrates how to co-facilitate a Peer-to-Peer class as a mentor, allowing participants to come full circle and view the class from multiple perspectives. This is the second phase required toward becoming a certified Peer Support Specialist.

Population(s) Served

A presentation given by individuals with mental illness providing their testimonies. Presentations are given to community groups, medical and other students, first responders, etc.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Young adults
Older adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Young adults
Older adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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.

Continue to provide no-cost advocacy, education and support programs for people with mental illness and their loved ones.
Develop diverse income streams that sustain programs and administrative structure, and creates opportunities for growth; we receive no government funding, our revenues are generated through grants and donations to maintain our programs at no cost
Establish a more competitive workforce which includes higher wages, and health and retirement benefits
Provide more opportunities for staff professional development
Hire and train people with mental illness or family members as staff and volunteers to assist others by sharing their lived experience. Currently 98% of our staff is a peer or family member, NAMI programs require that anyone teaching a peer program be a peer or a family program have a family member or loved one with mental illness.
Grow our Peer-to-Peer, Peer Leader and Peer Support Specialist trainings for individuals with mental illness focusing on recovery. Once the series is completed participants receive a State issued PSS Certificate which allows them to work in the mental heath field.
Reach more middle school and high school youth through our Ending the Silence program by training young people with mental illness to tell their story, know the warning signs and seek help early.

Research funding sources including using Foundation Search to focus on foundations that support Mental Health.
Write grants to sustain and grow our programs
Grow our annual NAMIWalks fundraising event to increase the funds raised and participants attending
Build our endowment fund over time to a level that annual spendable revenues cover most or all base operating expenses
Have readily available data that demonstrates the value and impact of the programs in fulfilling NAMI Southern Arizona’s mission
Build and increase diversity of our board of directors to represent their community and help us increase our ability to reach and provide services to our Hispanic, native American, black, Asian community members

The Executive Director has experience and success in raising funds through grants and working with donors.
We have a small but dedicated staff and many volunteers helping us maintain our programs and services, outreach efforts and fundraising events.
Board of Directors providing guidance and expertise

We had a clean financial audit and were able to secure grant funding and donations to allow us to pay off our building, and build our revenue reserves this year to establish a 6 month reserve.
We are currently building our Board of Directors and increasing diversity. We have recently updated our Board job description and application to include skills and diversity questions to help focus recruiting efforts on people who will strengthen the board of directors and support the organization more fully throughout the entire community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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NAMI Southern Arizona

Board of directors
as of 9/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Delawder

David Delawder

Matthew Pate

Erik Stark

Julie Jameson

Rebecca King

Heather McGovern

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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