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NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS HAWAII

You Are Not Alone

aka NAMI Hawaii   |   Honolulu, HI   |  www.namihawaii.org

Mission

WE ARE DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVDUALS, FAMILIES, AND OTHERS AFFECTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS THROUGH EDUCATION, SUPPORT, AND ADVOCACY

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Kumi Macdonald

Main address

770 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 613

Honolulu, HI 96813 USA

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EIN

99-0272540

NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mental Health Conditions affect over 200,000 in Hawaii, yet many are not receiving the services they need. There is an increase in people with mental illness becoming homeless. Stigma and discrimination against mental health conditions make it difficult for people to receive services and treatment. NAMI Hawaii's goal is to break the stigma, that mental health conditions are just like any other health conditions, so that people would receive care sooner so that recovery can be optimal.

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?

NAMI Family to Family Education

NAMI Family to Family Education Courses are free 12-session educational programs available throughout the state, for family and loved ones of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. Classes are taught by NAMI-trained family members including presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Families

NAMI Family Support Groups are free and confidential, monthly, peer-led support group across the state, for family and loved ones of people living with mental illness. Our family support groups follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get support, helping people gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Families

NAMI Connection Support Groups are free and confidential, monthly, peer-led support groups where people living in recovery from mental health issues can empower and support each other. Women on Wellness is for women only in Honolulu and Kauai Peer Support Group and NAMI on Campus Support Group is for men and women, 18 years and older.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
People with psychosocial disabilities

NAMI Walks is proud to be the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America! Through NAMI Walks' public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view persons with a mental illness. Please join us as we improve lives and our communities, one step at a time. NAMI Walks Hawaii will be held in the fall at Honolulu Hale. Register: www.namiwalks.org/hawaii

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

NAMI Hawaii Speakers Bureau offer free presentations that change people by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People and families affected by mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories to schools, faith communities, organizations and other groups. NAMI Hawaii leaders in the mental health field are also available to make presentations tailored to meet specific needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Ending the Silence is a 50-minute presentation designed for teens, parents and teachers with a personal story, warning signs, facts, stats and information. It is an evidence based program that teaches teens how to get help.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Parents

Information and Support is available. We respond personally to all inquiries and requests from people living with mental illness and their love ones, providing free referrals, information and support.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults living with mental health conditions, looking to better understand themselves and their process of recovery.
Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

NAMI Charter 2014

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 served

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, People with diseases and illnesses, Substance abusers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number reflects direct educational or support service we gave to each person

Number of volunteers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

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 Hawaii is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by mental illnesses, through support education, advocacy, and awareness. We serve our community by empowering consumers and families to confront the profound injustices brought by serious mental illnesses. Through the strategic plan, we chart a course to meaningful systems to change the promise of recovery.

We bring awareness and break the stigma with our NAMIWalks Hawaii, the largest mental health awareness walk in Hawaii. We provides education classes, support groups for individuals and families affected by mental illness, we bring awareness to schools, community groups, faith communities, and employers.

We are funded by private donation, grants, and we have a strong volunteer leadership.

NAMI Family to Family Education courses each year (8 weeks for each course)
NAMI Peer to Peer Education courses each year (8 weeks for each course)
NAMI Family and Friends (2 part course)
Family support groups that meet across the state on Zoom
Peers in Recovery support groups that meet across the state on Zoom
Ending the Silence Youth Presentations
LEAP How to Communicate Workshop
NAMIWalks Hawaii growth in attendance of our walk
Partnerships with Health Occupation Student of America with over 100 student leader volunteers in our organization
Annual NAMI Hawaii State Conference
NAMI on Campus college and high school clubs with support groups and education workshops
CIT Crisis Intervention Team Police Trainings

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 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

  • 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS HAWAII

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kathy Hammes


Board co-chair

Shuk Wai Chan

Michael Broderick

Shuk Wai Chan

Amber Drake

Mike Durant

Anika Gearhart

Kathy Hammes

Steven Katz

Bradley Kuo

Karin Medigovich

Denis Mee-Lee

Amy Morton-Sogi

Laurie Okinaga

Chelsea Wong

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/2/2024

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
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with 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: 11/06/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.