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Welcome to our May Springtime Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter-Calendar  is here!  Check out our new Connections - peer group is beginning on Wednesday evenings. Reminder that our Annual Meeting will be held on  May 16th, 7pm at the Ames Library. A quorum is required to vote on the slate of nominees. NAMI IA Director, Peggy Huppert is the guest speaker. Come Join [...]

2017-10-27T13:30:15-05:00April 26th, 2017|

Sarah’s Story: How NAMI Walks Helped me Step Out of the Shadows

Sarah is a member of the NAMI CI Board of Directors and is sharing her story. We hope that her experience will inspire others to join the NAMI Walks event this year on September 24.  Our team name this year is Stepping Out of the Shadows. Click here to register to walk with NAMI Central Iowa!  [...]

2016-12-22T18:53:59-06:00September 21st, 2016|

Join the movement and participate in NAMIWalks Iowa

Join the thousands of concerned citizens in over 85 communities across the nation who will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure vital, free NAMI programs and services are available to provide help and hope to those in need. Every journey begins with that first step. Through NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support [...]

2016-09-11T16:10:09-05:00September 11th, 2016|

Get to know Terri Shipman, the Ames Wellness Center Director

NAMI CI is proud to welcome Terri Shipman to the Ames Wellness Center. Terri will coordinate efforts working with peers in Ames. Learn more about Terri below! Meet Terri! Born and raised in New York, I moved to Iowa in 2000. In 2004 I met my partner in life and we have been married for [...]

2016-12-22T18:53:59-06:00September 8th, 2016|

Ames Tribune Features Article with NAMI Executive Director

We are excited that Lisa Heddens has joined our team as the new NAMI CI executive director.  Her experience as a legislator, strong background in disability services, and mental health advocacy work will help us to provide great resources to individuals in our community living with mental illness and their families and friends.  Lisa has [...]

2016-09-07T16:16:15-05:00September 7th, 2016|

September 20 Candidate Forum in Ames

NAMI CI is once again partnering with the Arc of Story County and the Ames Public Library to host a Candidates' Forum on September 20. The purpose of this event is to give Story County Board of Supervisors and Iowa Legislative candidates the opportunity to share their positions on issues our community cares deeply about. [...]

2016-09-06T14:33:26-05:00September 6th, 2016|

NAMI CI Garage Sale Success Due to Dedicated Volunteers

We would like to express our gratitude for everyone who helped make our annual garage sale fundraiser such a success. NAMI CI sincerely appreciates all of the donations of goods from community members and are grateful for the help of so many volunteers.  Thank you to Collegiate Methodist Church for providing a great space, and to [...]

2016-09-01T17:32:59-05:00September 1st, 2016|

September Newsletter & Wellness Calendar

September is going to be a busy month for NAMI CI with lots of ways to get involved! Make sure you check out our e-newsletter and wellness calendar for the upcoming events. Remember! We have a newsletter every month now - so the months that aren't printed, we'll be sending them via email or you [...]

2017-10-27T13:31:01-05:00September 1st, 2016|

Family-to-Family Classes Offered this Fall

NAMI CI is planning to offer two new sessions of the Family-to-Family class. In order to expand services to our region - one class will be held in Ames and the other will be held in Iowa Falls. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. The course is [...]

2016-12-22T18:53:59-06:00August 15th, 2016|

August Newsletter & Wellness Calendar

Welcome to August! As you prepare for back to school, take some time out and join us at some of our great events this month! Don't forget -- we have the garage sale later this month! Check out the newsletter for more details!

2017-10-27T13:31:01-05:00August 1st, 2016|
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