NAMI SWMO Needs a New Home!

NAMI of SWMO's lease is coming to an end and we are looking for a new home! There is a location we have in mind and are approved for funding, but the bigger the loan the more it takes from our budget. There will be other associated costs too. We serve many people including the homeless and NAMI doesn't want be homeless!

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$10.00 Level

10 Supporters

A donation of $10 will provide two people with a month's supply of their medications, but a donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.


$25.00 Level

9 Supporters

A gift of $25 could provide a copay for a peer to see a psychiatrist. Your donation puts us $25 closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.


$50.00 Level

4 Supporters

A donation of $50 will cover a monthly line charge on our Warm Line phone bill. Your generous donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.


$100.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

NAMI is in the process of gathering funds for a necessary office move. We have been approved for loans to be able to secure the building, however the cost of moving, getting new furniture, preparing the space for our programs is something that we will definately need help with. 

NAMI SWMO also wishes to reduce the initial principal of the loan as much as we possibly can so that the mortgage payment doesn't negatively impact our budget. 

We have outgrown our current space and our group room needs to be bigger due to the restrictions that COVID has placed upon us all. 

NAMI has grown! We have more interns than ever and we are piling them up 2-3 per office! They are amazing for helping our peers find resources, but we don't currently have enough space for them! We also have added staff in helping us bring back our warm line, for community support/resources, and for the NAMI Core Programs. 

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About NAMI of Southwest Missouri

NAMI Southwest Missouri (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) strives to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy. It is a chapter of the state NAMI Missouri and NAMI National that has over 1,300 organizations nationwide with over 250,000 members. NAMI  SWMO fills the gap of what typical healthcare does not provide by offering support groups, education classes, referrals, and the Warmline which is a peer support phone line that is available 365 days a year for those in need. Additional services such as a computer lab, resource area and lending library free of charge. NAMI SWMO is committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness and serves anyone affected by these illnesses.  Our focus is in the Springfield, Branson and surrounding communities of Southwest Missouri.  The ongoing support groups in these communities provide a valuable service to those with mental illness and to families whose lives are impacted as well.  NAMI SWMO is affiliated with The United Way, which contributes substantially to help NAMI SWMO with various operations.

Severe mental illnesses are catastrophic diseases with unknown causes and cures, but treatment can be effective. They often strike young people in their most productive years and can devastate families emotionally, physically and financially.  People with mental illness deserve appropriate care, but because of stigma and discrimination, many are not able to access needed treatment, services, education, housing and employment opportunities. 

NAMI Southwest Missouri offers Education and Outreach programs to the community. The Hope Drop In Center and Peer Phone Support are services of NAMI and provides support programs and services that embrace recovery principles. The number of support groups and activities has grown significantly to meet the increased needs. The Resource Center is considered one of the best on mental illness resources available to the public in Southwest Missouri and is constantly being expanded.

NAMI of Southwest Missouri

http://www.namiswmo.org

Springfield, Missouri
(417) 864-7119
nick@namiswmo.org