NAMI Eastside

Providing support, education & advocacy for all those affected by mental illness.

Redmond, WA   |  www.nami-eastside.org

Mission

NAMI Eastside's mission is to improve the mental health delivery system and the quality of life for those impacted by mental health conditions through advocacy, community awareness, education and support.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are the largest grassroots organization in the United States. We have experienced a 35% increase in the requests for services due to mental health issues with Covid-19. According to the CDC, 40% of the adult population in the US is now experiencing distress with their mental health conditions due to the pandemic. Our mission is to offer programs and services to all individuals in need who are affected.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ms. Barbie Young

Main address

16225 NE 87th St. Suite A-9

Redmond, WA 98052 USA

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EIN

91-2106510

NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

In Our Own Voice

Educational presentations given to middle school students, high school students, law enforcement officers and inpatient psychiatric facility residents on the lived experience of individuals successfully managing their diagnosis of serious mental illness.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a class for adults with mental health conditions. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Connection is a support group for people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Caregivers

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

NAMI Washington & NAMI National 2001

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

To continue running our programs and services to all affected by mental illness at no cost and to expand outreach and implement new programs and services to the community.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have increased the size of the board to increase diversity in our Board of Directors. We are actively seeking to hire a Spanish-speaking program assistant to overcome language barriers for persons seeking mental health support. Feedback from our community partners has helped us become more aware of the need for customized programming to address cultural barriers in seeking mental health support.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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NAMI Eastside

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Lurie

Manka Dhingra

Washington State Senator

Diane Dewitt

David Combs

Paul Gardiner

Donna Lurie

Larry Rush

Priya Nagar

Ann Fitch

Ethan Seracka

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 ? 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? No