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Make a meal, make a connection

Community members broke ground today on a new kitchen that will benefit the Ascend Initiative, a program of Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities and NAMI Fox Valley. Ascend serves young adults with mental health challenges in semi-independent housing in Neenah. Last fall, the J. J. Keller Foundation invited local nonprofits to participate in Kickstart, an […]

Catalpa and partners bring healing to Waupaca’s youth

Posted on Dec 20, 2017, by

Lindsay Fenlon of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Maren Peterson of NAMI and Lisa Kogan-Praska of Catalpa celebrate the ribbon-cutting. Watch it on the Waupaca Information Network. A boost to the mental health of Waupaca’s youth announced its arrival Tuesday with the grand opening of offices in the Waupaca Woods shopping center for the Appleton-based counseling […]

Neenah elementary schools offer mental health help

Posted on Sep 6, 2017, by

From the Neenah Joint School District   Elementary school students in the Neenah Joint School District will benefit from a school-based mental health program with a $300,000 grant through the Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Neenah students in kindergarten through fifth grade will have access to mental […]

Basic Needs grants top old record by $1 million

Posted on Jun 5, 2017, by

Teaching preschoolers kindness and developing a school-based mental health program in Neenah elementary schools are two of the more innovative approaches to addressing the root causes of poverty included among five grants totaling more than $1.2 million awarded this month by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership. The basic needs grants awarded this fiscal year total […]

Changing thoughts about mental health care

A total of 50 faith leaders from the Fox Valley gathered May 26, 2016, to learn how trauma affects mental health well into adulthood, and how they can minister effectively to those affected by trauma. Beth Clay of the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Paula Verrett of NAMI Fox Valley, and Doug Bisbee of Samaritan Counseling Center […]

Why does NAMI Fox Valley matter?

Posted on Feb 26, 2015, by

I attended NAMI Fox Valley’s Report to the Community with over 100 other community members a few weeks ago.  I think it’s safe to say NAMI is exploding with new staff, projects and programs. They are serving up a record number of programs to a record number of participants. Beth Clay, executive director of NAMI, held up […]