NAMI Shoreline is an affiliate of NAMI and NAMI Connecticut and was founded in 2012, to respond to the mental health needs of the greater Shoreline community. Our mission is to
- Provide support, education and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families, friends, and significant others.
- Promote better quality of care, rights and interests of people with mental illness, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and to advocate policies at the local, state and national levels to accomplish these objectives.
To accomplish these goals we provide support groups, informational meetings, and education that is free of charge and open to the public. Across the nation NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and the stigma so often associated with them.
We welcome feedback and participation from all our members. Together we can improve the quality of the lives of individuals and their families in our community. Email Namishoreline@gmail.com
Check out our NAMI Shoreline Facebook page. @NAMIShoreline
NAMI Shoreline Board of Directors 2019 – 2020 (Missing from picture: Sara Cameron Suitor)
Nami Shoreline Walks 2017
Divinna Schmitt – President
Lori Clemente – Vice President and Advocacy Liaison
Susan Schuster – Secretary
Elizabeth Early – Treasurer
Board Members: Susan Booth, Kristin Walker, Sara Cameron Suitor, Lucyann Sacco
Through NAMI Connecticut we are fortunate to have Thomas Burr (Community and Affiliate Relations Manager) and Valerie LePoutre (Young Adult Coordinator) supporting and advising us throughout the year.
NAMI Shoreline Bylaws 2019 (Coming soon)