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Winter 2015 Classes are starting in January!

(Our programs are free of charge, just pre-register)

Peer-to-Peer Education Course: 

Classes starting Monday, January 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm

A 10-week course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The classes are taught by a team of two trained mentors who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Each class is two hours long. Location: NAMI Howard County Office, 9151 Rumsey Road, Suite 150, Columbia, MD Please contact Alikah Hawks, Coordinator of Peer Education & Support Programs @ 410-772-9300 or email: to register      

Family-to-Family Education Course: 

Classes starting Thursday, January 29th 7-9:30 pm

A 12-week course to help families arrive at a better understanding of the severe mental illnesses their relatives face. The illnesses, treatments, medications, problems to expect are covered in depth, as well as coping strategies for family members. Instructors are trained family volunteers. The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours. Location: NAMI Howard County Office, 9151 Rumsey Road, Suite 150, Columbia, MD  Please contact Kate Gerwin, Director of Programs & Development@ 410-772-9300 or email: to register!

NAMI Basics Education Course: To be announced 

A six-week course specifically designed for parents and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents who are living with mental illness.  The course follows a structured format and includes practical insights on issues frequently faced by families dealing with mental illness. The 2.5 hour class is taught by trained parents who have lived similar experiences with their own children. It is not necessary that the child has received a specific diagnosis. Please contact Kate Gerwin, Director of Programs & Development@ 410-772-9300 or email: for more information.

Holiday fundraising campaign to support NAMI Howard County!

We have created an account on "Go Fund Me," a website which helps individuals and non-profits raise money directly.

The website is secure and all donations go directly to NAMI Howard County. 

Please consider donating or posting the link to your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter).

Here is the link:

​Let's see if we can reach our $3,000 by 2015! 

Love NAMI Howard County?  Join Our Community of Ambassadors!!

Our Community Ambassadors support NAMI Howard County in its mission to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families through education, advocacy and support, and to increase awareness of mental illness throughout the community.

NAMI Howard County depends on grants from foundations, membership dues and general contributions to support our work; however, our grants are typically restricted for a specific program, which restricts our ability to use the funds where they are most needed. So, please consider becoming one of our Community Ambassadors. There are different levels of support, and each level offers different benefits and opportunities for recognition. 

Whether you’re an individual or family who wants to support NAMI Howard County or a corporation that’s interested in making a philanthropic impact in the area of mental health in Howard County - there’s a support level that’s right for you!

Please see link at bottom of page for more details.



Related Files

Community Ambassador Individual (PDF File)
Community Ambassador Organization (PDF File)