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NAMI MetroWest Education and Support Programs that your WALK contributions funded over the last few years:

Provided Employment Options with financial support for their Catering Options
  and Cleaning Options client-run businesses.

Piloted the first in Massachusetts NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program. NAMI 
  Peer-To-Peer is a 10 week recovery-focused educational program for adults who 
  wish to maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. We trained 18 
  Peer-to-Peer teachers

Sponsored our family caregiver education program, NAMI Family-to-Family 
  (family education for caregivers of adults),

Sponsored our bi-monthly recover support group NAMI Connections.

Made direct contributions to families dealing with mental illness and in a financial 
  crisis and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

And of course all our programs are open to the general public and free of charge.

NAMI Advocacy in Massachusetts

Restore Funding to the Department of Mental Health.

Encourage Jail Diversion for people with mental illness

Increase the Mass Health Reimbursement Rate for Private Inpatient Psychiatric Care

Fund mental health police training through an automobile insurance surcharge.

• Require Health Care Coverage for Emergency Psychiatric Services by private insurance 

Thank you for another successful Walk!     NAMI Massachusetts remains the largest NAMI Walk in the country!    At this writing (July 4, 2017) NAMI Mass has raised over $630,000.   The NAMI MetroWest affiliate has raised $19,000 in Walk contributions.

We thank the following organizations for walking on behalf of NAMI MetroWest:

                    Advocates, Inc.,  Employment Options, 
                             and Programs For People.