Merger Brings Stronger Voice With National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC)
LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC) has officially formed a merger between six chapters Los Angeles Districtand is part of a larger effort to promote advocacy and grants to implement free mental health programs in the county.
The organization now known as NAMI Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC), will have six chapters and will represent approximately 70 percent of the county, including the San Fernando Valley, GlendaleSan Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and Pomona Valley Long Beach areas. The newly reformed organization will also house LA County’s largest Mental Health Walk further this year May 21st during Mental Health Awareness Month at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
“By bringing our affiliated chapters together under one roof, we can ensure our service areas have the support they need and focus our attention on building and strengthening our county programs,” he said Darling winterExecutive Director of NAMI Greater Los Angeles County.
NAMI GLAC will contract with organizations such as the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to provide county mental health programs and resources.
“With the merger, our voice for families and peers affected by serious mental illness has never been stronger,” said John O‘Malley, Chairman of the Board of GLAC. “Advocacy, training, adopting best practices and achieving some economies of scale are all benefits of this transition.”
About the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC)
NAMI GLAC is the leading nationwide organization composed of grassroots associations that promote well-being, recovery, equality and dignity for individuals and families affected by mental illness and for the community at large. They work to provide leadership in advocacy, education, support and public awareness Los Angeles District. Mental illness can be treated, and people with mental illness can recover to live fuller lives. To learn more about how NAMI can help, visit namiglac.org. All NAMI programs and services are free to people with mental illness and to the families and friends who care for them.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Greater Los Angeles County