$10,000 Grant

Post date: Jun 30, 2017 9:43:57 PM

NAMI Fort Wayne Receives a $10,000 Grant from

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation


NAMI Fort Wayne (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has been awarded a grant from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation in the amount of $10,000 to develop FaithNet, an educational program on mental illness for communities of all faith traditions. The announcement was made on June 17, 2017, by Foundation Executive Director Margaret Distler. The goals of the FaithNet program are to encourage welcoming and supportive congregations of all faith traditions, reduce the stigma of mental illness by advancing knowledge of mental disorders, and promote the vital role of spirituality in the recovery of people who live with mental health conditions for whom faith is a key component.

The grant funds will be used to develop a local FaithNet program based on the NAMI national and State models where volunteers are trained to be FaithNet presenters and scheduled to make presentations to groups and organizations upon request.