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NAMI Greater Cleveland provides free support, education, advocacy and
resources for individuals with mental illness and their family members.

2012 West 25th Street #600    Cleveland, Ohio 44113  216-875-7776  
Office hours - Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


NAMI GC Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 24th 2014
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Aloft Cleveland Downtown
1111 West 10th Street
Cleveland, OH

Guest Speaker - Wayne B. Drash
Staff writer and Senior Producer for
and author of "My Son is Mentally Ill So Listen Up"

Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Fore more information, contact Lisa Dellafiora
at 216-875-0266 or

Thank you to our meeting sponsors:

Cleveland Clinic Center for Behavioral Health
Connections: Health• Wellness• Advocacy
Kaufman Container
University Hospitals

Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders
The Discovery and Wellness Center for Children at
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
FORUM Pharmaceutical


Honorees for their work in 2013:

  • The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award - Ben Seeley, Speaker Bureau Volunteer
  • Mental Health Family/Caregiver Award - Loretta Daws, Support Group Leader
  • Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award -Ron Robinson, LSW,
                                                                                Case Manager/Therapist Beechbrook
  • Mental Health Provider Award - Jennifer Kruse, Executive Director, Living Miracles 
                                                         Peer Empowerment Center
  • Eugene Brudno Memorial Provider Award - Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders


Community Education Events

In recognition of
Mental Health Month -May 2014
St. Vincent's Charity Hospital and NAMI Greater Cleveland
invite you to attend:

Join us to hear compelling and
personal testimonies of living with and overcoming the challenges of mental illness. Presented by
NAMI Greater Cleveland

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 1 p.m.
St. Vincent Charity Hospital
2351 E. 22nd, Cleveland, OH 44115
Refreshments will be served.
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested
To register, call the NAMI Office at
216-875-7776 or email Ellen Riehm 

Community Education Night
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:30 p.m
Janet Lowder Esq.
will share information on Guardianship and Probate

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga Cty.
2012 W. 25 St., 6th floor, Cuyahoga Rm

Refreshments will be served. 
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested
To register, call the NAMI Office at
216-875-7776 or 



Family-to-Family: NAMI's 12-week Signature Education Course for families or friends of individuals living with mental illness. 

These programs are free.  To find out when the next class will be held, call the NAMI Office, 216-875-7776 or email 

NAMI Basics: 
6 week NAMI Signature
Education Course for parents and caregivers of a child with mental illness.

Friday, May 2, 2014
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
ADAMHS Board of CC
A light lunch will be served

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is necessary
To register, call the NAMI Office at 216-875-7776 or email

click here to download flyer      


Understanding Mental Illness
5 week Support/Educational course for families/friends of individual(s) coping with mental illness, including information for families of veterans

Thursday April 3, 2014
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
4069 Eastwood Lane
Warrensville, 44128

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is necessary
To register, call the NAMI Office at 216-875-7776 or email 

click here to download flyer



Peer-to Peer:
A 10 Week course for those seeking wellness. NAMI Signature Education Course, presented by trained "mentors" or peer teachers.

Tues. Apr 15 - Jun 17, 2 - 4 p.m.
V.A. Louis Stokes Cleveland Recovery Resource Center, Cleveland

Thurs. May 1 - July 10, 6 - 8 p.m.
Signature Health Care, Garfield Hts.

Wed. Jun 4 - Aug 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Center

Wed. Aug 6 - Oct 8,  2 - 4 p.m.
ADAMHS Board Ohio City

Wed. Sept 3 - Nov 5,  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Olmsted Community Church Olmsted Falls

These programs are free and open to the public but registration is necessary.  To register, call the NAMI Office, 216-875-7776 or email 

click here to download flyer

For more information on all of the above education programs click here


 2014 NAMIWalks



Save the Date:
NAMIWalks 2014 

at Voinovich Park
For more information, contact
Lisa Dellafiora, Special Events Coordinator at 216-875-7776 or

Community Fundraising


A special thank you to our friends at Staffing Solutions Enterprises in Mayfield Hts. who raised money for the 2014 NAMIWalks by holding a Dress Down Day.  Their generous contribution makes a difference in the lives of individuals with their mental illness and their families.

Thank you to the Connections Experience Team for donating $8 to NAMI GC for every Connections hoodie sold!  Employees were urged to "show their pride for your agency (Connections) and for the work that you
do here, and purchase a first ever
Connections hoodie".


We are so grateful to St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lakewood for selecting NAMI GC as their April Outreach organization.  In addition to receiving their loose plate offerings, we will be featured on a bulletin board and in their newsletter.  We will also share information about NAMI GC's support and education programs at their Sunday services.  We thank St. Peter's for including NAMI GC in their outreach efforts. 

Is your company or department interested in hosting a fundraiser for NAMI GC? Dress down days, bake sales, car washes and change wars are just a few of the simple yet effective ways to support NAMI GC.  For more information or other ideas, contact Lisa Dellafiora, development and special events coordinator at 216-875-0266 or





 NAMI GC Multicultural Outreach
See the MultiCultural Outreach page for more information.



NAMI Greater Cleveland offers  Support Groups throughout Cuyahoga County.

We offer Wellness Groups
(for individuals with mental illness) &
Family/Caregivers Support Groups. Some specialty groups include: Spousal, Young Families, ADHD for teens and Adults, Dual Diagnosis,Women's Empowerment, Spiritual, Art Journaling, Hispanic and Mind, Body and Spirit.

See the Support Group page 
for a list of all our groups.


Major support for NAMI Greater Cleveland comes from the
following organizations:

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

CareSource Foundation

Community Shares of Greater Cleveland


Frank Hadley and Cornelia Root Ginn Charitable Trust

Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund


Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

NAMI (National) – Sharing Hope Project

North East Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

PNC Charitable Trusts


Ridgecliff Foundation

Talty Charitable Trust

United Black Fund

Woodruff Foundation




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Related Files

2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report (PDF File)
2010 Annual Report (PDF File)
Strategic Plan for 2013 2016 (PDF File)
2013 Nomination form (Word Document)
night Mother (PDF File)
Entertainment Books (Word Document)
Health Care Enroll (Word Document)
Stigma (Word Document)
NAMI Basics (Word Document)
Understanding MI (Word Document)
Malleys (Word Document)

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