Support Group for Mental Illness in Leadville
When it comes to mental illness, most of the lens is focused on the patient. But having a support system in place for those family and friends who live with and provide additional care for their loved ones is also important. Now thanks to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) High Country Colorado, people can take advantage of a FREE upcoming Family Support Group in Leadville on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake County Public Library (Baby Doe Room).
“This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers,” shared one participant. “It has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother.”
The NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members and caregivers of loved ones and individuals living with mental illness. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. This group is led by trained facilitators who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!” Now you can too. Text or phone to register or for more information 970-471-5926.
About NAMI High Country Colorado
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI High Country Colorado is the local affiliate for Summit and Lake Counties. NAMI High Country Colorado’s dedicated volunteers, members, and leaders work to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support for families and individuals in our community living with mental illness.
NAMI High Country Colorado is always free and confidential. The primary office contact information is Phone: 303.917.9131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Pomar Funds High Country Non-Profits
El Pomar Trustees approved $190,000 allocated to 10 nonprofit organizations in the High Country region at the Foundation’s September and December Trustees meetings. Through the Foundation’s grant processes, the following organizations were awarded grants:
- Lake County Build a Generation—$75,000 in general operating support; regional council
- YouthPower365—$30,000 over three years to support the PwrHrs extended learning program; a competitive process
- Mountain Valley Health Centers—$25,000 for the new Basalt Integrated Health Center; a competitive process
- Mountain Valley Horse Rescue—$25,000 for the direct care of equines; Beck Fund
- Keystone Policy Center—$10,000 to support the Colorado High Country Sustainability Collaborative; regional council
- Summit County Mountain Mentors—$10,000 toward their mentoring program; regional council
- Eagle Valley Land Trust—$5,000 in general operating support; a competitive process
- Eagle County Historical Society, Inc.—$5,000 to preserve the Hannewald Barn; regional merit
- Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc.—$2,500 in general operating support; regional merit
- Catholic Health Initiatives of Colorado Foundation—$2,500 to support home health and hospice services; regional merit
Founded by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937, El Pomar Foundation has an established legacy of general purpose grantmaking. The competitive process remains the Foundation’s primary vehicle for organizations to receive funding. Additionally, over the last 80 years, El Pomar has either developed or been entrusted with the stewardship of a number of other funds.
Competitive applications are accepted on a rolling basis. In an effort to increase impact and establish connections across the entire state, the Regional Partnerships program was established in 2003. Each of the Foundation’s eleven regional councils advises El Pomar Trustees and recommends grants to help support its communities.
The High Country Regional Council recommends grants in Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit Counties. Council members are regional leaders in the business, nonprofit, and public sectors and provide first-hand information about current needs in their own communities. Applications for regional council grants and regional merit grants are accepted by invitation only.