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History

History 

NAMI Northern Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established under Kentucky law on February 25, 2009.  It operates under the assumed name of NAMI NKY, effective March 24, 2009.

NAMI NKY is established to serve residents of the Northern Kentucky area who are experiencing mental or emotional illnesses or challenges, and to assist them and their families in confronting and alleviating those challenges.  We provide individuals with mental illness with a number of resources that they need to understand and cope with their situations.

NAMI NKY is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Inc. (NAMI).  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families.

NAMI NKY is also affiliated with NAMI Kentucky, the state-wide organization.  All of us work in conjunction to serve individuals with mental illness and their families in our areas.

We also work at times in conjunction with Mental Health America and with NorthKey, the Northern Kentucky community care organization responsible for furnishing basic care to those with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.  These organizations also provide a wide variety of services for individuals with mental illness and their families.

 

Our Organization

 

NAMI NKY is led by its Executive Director and its Board of Directors.  There are 15 seats for directors, all volunteers.  The Executive Director is currently an unpaid volunteer who operates the organization under the Board’s direction.

 

The Board of Directors has four standing committees:  Development, Finance, Governance and Nominating.  Ad hoc committees may be formed for certain tasks.  Currently, there is an ad hoc committee for Communications.  Volunteers who display talent and initiative may be invited to join the Board or one of its committees.

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