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NAMI’s Sharing Hope program continues to grow
Contact us to find out if Sharing Hope is in your area.
2008 Pilot Sites
Recovery for All
Multicultural Action Center Highlights of 2011
Sharing Hope: Understanding Mental Health program materials, revised most recently last February, have been distributed to more than 70 NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates across the country to date. This year the Multicultural Action Center was able to provide funding to a total of 13 grant sites to support implementation of Sharing Hope throughout the United States. Current grant sites are categorized as 'start-up sites' (locations of first grant-funded implementation of the program) and 'sustainability sites' (sites enjoying a second-term of funding offered for the first time this year through our mini-grants program.)
We have witnessed the success of Sharing Hope and its ability to bring NAMI’s message to many people among African-American congregations who can benefit from our partnership. Reported data shows that out of the 200+ participants of Sharing Hope grantees’ presentations since April, 98 percent found the program useful in terms of education around mental health issues and 97 percent would recommend the program to others.
What more can be said than what has been expressed in the many aritcles already published regarding this program? For quick access, click the following selected titles:
- Sharing Hope: Partnering with African American Congregations (NAMI e-Advocate, February 2011)
- Sharing Hope: Understanding Mental Health, New NAMI Toolkit Reaches Out to African-American Congregations (NAMI Advocate, Spring 2009)
Sharing Hope materials are available to any interested NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate for free. For more information visit the Sharing Hope webpage.
Sneak peak at 2012: Next year we will expand our reach by further improving this program and by developing and piloting a new version of this program targeting Latino communities (in both English and Spanish).
Recovery for All: December 2011 main page