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We’re adding additional Family Support Groups!

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm (beginning October 2, 2019)
Peak View Behavioral Health
7373 Sisters Grove
Colorado Springs, CO 80923

1st Mondays, 7-8:30pm (beginning October 7)
Woodland Life Center
900 Evergreen Heights
Woodland Park, CO 80863

Support groups are FREE and drop-ins are welcome!


NAMI Colorado Springs is now part of the “Community Rewards” program offered by King Soopers and City Market. If you enroll and choose NAMI Colorado Springs as your beneficiary, a percentage of every purchase you make at the store will go to NAMI. And it can really add up — a small family can raise, say, $25 each quarter for its chosen organization after taking just two minutes to enroll.

If you shop at King Soopers, go to http://www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards.

If you’re a City Market person, go to http://www.citymarket.com/communityrewards.

Once there, click on “Enroll now” and follow the prompts. If you already have a loyalty card — or a phone number that you use to access the store’s loyalty program — you’re halfway there. If not, you can get signed up online. Feel free to contact kirk@namicos.org if you have trouble getting signed up. Thank you!


Support Group Facilitators Needed

Have you navigated the ups and downs of loving someone who lives with a mental illness? NAMI is looking for additional facilitators for Family Support Groups, and you might be perfect for our local training on June 15 and 16, here in Colorado Springs.

As with most of NAMI’s volunteer opportunities, you can expect to get back as much as you give while serving as a support group facilitator. Helping families navigate issues related to mental illness can help inform and ground your own interactions with your loved one. And you’ll build knowledge of community resources and coping skills while creating a valuable network of personal support. Contact programs and volunteer manager Lynn Shull at 719.473.8477 or volunteer@namicos.org if you’re interested.


September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 22, 2019

All classes will be held at the following location:

Nautilus Room, Citizens Service Center
1675 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs 80907

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
Register online at mhfaco.org/findclass.

Check www.mhfaco.org for a complete class listing.

For more information, call NAMI, 719-473-8477 or email info@namicoloradosprings.org.

*Note: The actual cost of Mental Health First Aid is closer to $60 per individual, which includes a manual that participants keep, the cost of teacher stipends, other materials and refreshments. This monthly class is offered at no cost to encourage broad-based community participation — so that cost isn’t a barrier for anyone interested in an evidence-based training that teaches the lay person how to recognize a mental health or substance abuse emergency. The cost is generously covered by a collaboration between AspenPointe and NAMI.


Volunteers Needed

  • Ending the Silence young adult and lead presenters
  • Family-to-Family teachers
  • Office volunteers

If you can help, please contact Lynn Shull (volunteer@namicos.org or 719-473-8477). Or complete the online volunteer interest form.

 

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