NAMI Sacramento's NAMIWalk, Spring 2016
Northern California NAMIWalk 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
William Land Park
1950 Sutterville Road
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What is NAMIWalks?
NAMIWalks—Changing Minds...One Step at a Time — is a nationwide even held in 83 communities around the country. It is the largest anti-stigma effort in Northern California and America. It raises public awareness about mental illness and allows individuals with mental illness and their families and friends, as well as the larger community, to gather for this special day. Our NAMIWalk's have we hosted over 1,000 participants from Sacramento and the surrounding communities.
Why Do We Walk?
The goal of the WALK is to raise both money and awareness of the need of our community to support a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
While NAMI Sacramento is the host affiliate for the Northern California NAMIWalk, the proceeds from the Walk will benefit the following local NAMI Affiliates: Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Yolo.
The funds that are raised through this WALK are used to support various NAMI programs that are offered at no cost in our community, including:
Family Support Groups
Peer Support Groups
Crisis Intervention Training
Community Outreach and Education
Create a WALK Team
The success of the Northern California NAMIWalk comes through the establishment of Walk Teams. The formation of each team helps to spread awareness about the work that NAMI does for mental health in our community.