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The NEW NAMI Dubuque Office is Open!

NAMI Dubuque is proud to announce that our new office is open! It is located in the Schmid Innovation Center at 900 Jackson Street, Suite LL5-2B, Dubuque, Iowa. Our office hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday-Friday. Our phone number is 563-557-NAMI (563-557-6264). Stop in to see us or give us a call. We will be glad to give you information about our NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meetings and programs. If you miss us during our office hours, your call will be forwarded to a member on the NAMI Dubuque Board.

IMPORTANT: THERE’S STILL TIME TO PLACE YOUR BID ON NAMI’S “TREE OF HOPE” AT THE ROSHEK BUILDING!!!

“ROSHEK BUILDING HOLIDAY NONPROFIT NIGHT” 4 PM to 7 PM on Friday, December 5th. Silent auction bidding closes at 6 PM and winning bidders will be announced at 6:30 PM.

See "NAMI Tree of Hope" flyer at the bottom of the page.


EDUCATIONAL AND CARE/SHARE MEETINGS

**NOTE** All meetings will now be held in the lower level Millwork Collective area in the Schmid Innovation Center (old CARADCO Building) at 900 Jackson, Dubuque. All meetings are free and open to the public.


FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE

The next Family to Family Education Course begins Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:30 PM. It is a free series of classes with a class meeting weekly for twelve weeks. The course is structured to help friends and/or family members understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Please contact the NAMI Office at 563-557-6462 for more information. Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to 20 persons.

PEER TO PEER EDUCATION COURSE

The next Peer to Peer Education Course begins Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:30 PM. It is a free series of 10 classes that meets weekly for adults living with mental illness. The course provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. For more information, contact the NAMI Office at 563-557-6462 or David at 563-213-8944. Pre-registration is required.


NAMI Dubuque October-December 2014 Newsletter

See PDF of newsletter at the bottom of the page.


*** Upcoming Events ***

Monday, November 17 Nonprofit Holiday Decorations in the Roshek Building Lobby, 700 Locust Street

NAMI will participate in a nonprofit Holiday Decoration event. We will have a decorated item on display in the Lobby of the Roshek Building from November 18th to December 5th. Silent auction bidding for the items will be taken until December 5th at 6:00 PM when the lucky bidders can claim their decorations. This event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Viewing is open during regular Roshek building hours. Please tell your family and friends.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM Educational Presentation

We will have an educational event at the Schmid Innovation Center (common area outside the NAMI office). Our guest speaker will be Shelley Klinkhammer RNC, a case manager from Mercy Medical Center, Psychiatric Service Unit. This presentation is for consumers, family members and advocates to learn about the process of admission to the hospital during a psychiatric crisis/emergency. She will educate the audience on what to expect as they seek access to services. There will be an opportunity for Questions and Discussion.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Annual NAMI Membership meeting At 7:00 PM at the Schmid Innovation Center

Election of new board members and approval of new Bylaws.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Annual NAMI Christmas party at 5:30 PM at the Schmid Innovation Center

The annual NAMI Christmas party will be held on December 16. Meat, beverages and table service are provided. Please bring a dish to pass and a “White elephant” gift suitable for any age, gender, etc. This is always a very special night.


Continuing Events

NAMI Peer to Peer and Family to Family Educational groups continue meeting at the Schmid Innovation Center on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30.


Contact Us

Phone: 563-557-6264

Office hours—Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Email: namidbq@gmail.com

Mail: NAMI Dubuque, Schmid Innovation Center, 900 Jackson St., Suite LL5-2B. Dubuque, IA 52001



Related Files

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Fall 2014 Newsletter (PDF File)
NAMI Tree of Hope flyer (PDF File)

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