Become a NAMI Family Advocate for IPS Supported Employment in 2022!
Are you still setting goals for 2022? We have one you may want to consider. NAMI Kentucky is actively recruiting for this volunteer community liaison position all over the state. We would like to have 1 or more to serve in the areas where our 15 Community Mental Health Centers are located. Our goal is to recruit as many Family Advocates by June 30th, but if we don’t reach our goal, we will continue on throughout the summer and fall. We have confidence we can do this!
What does a NAMI Family Advocate exactly do to promote IPS Supported Employment?
- FA brings community awareness and education to reduce stigma
- FA encourages clients and family members to attend NAMI
- FA educates NAMI members and community about IPS
- FA encourages NAMI members to become a Family Advocate
- FA works with NAMI affiliates to invite employment specialists to speak at a meeting to explain the program plus benefits to clients and employers
- FA promotes IPS on affiliate social media
- FA provides IPS handouts at NAMI displays
- FA works with IPS supervisor to write a news article for local papers within county health center areas
- FA participates with local Chamber of Commerce – networking with local employers
- FA works with IPS team to submit success stories to NAMI KY for newsletters
- FA meets with IPS Employment Specialist supervisor regularly to discuss how to better collaborate
- FA educates IPS staff on NAMI and how to better promote NAMI
- FA performs presentations at local mental health agencies
- FA promotes public and community awareness of mental illness like other illnesses for greater acceptance
|Region/CMHC||NAMI Family Advocate||Phone/Email|
|Four Rivers||Brenda Benson |
(270) 970- 7223
(859) 629 -220
|Penny Royal||Gayla Lockhart|
|River Valley||Vanessa Rolffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lifeskills Inc.||Rebecca Courseyemail@example.com|
Nada George Kaissieh
(606) 422- 2877
(606) 253- 8039
|Kentucky River||Sheila Bolin |
|Cumberland River||Steven Hoeckfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Adanta||Steven Hoeck |
(859( 878- 6474
|Bluegrass/New Vista||Melony Cunningham |
_____Yes, I would like to become a Family Advocate for my affiliate and CMHC, and start training right away.
_____Yes, I am very interested and would like to know more about this volunteer opportunity.
_____No, I am not interested in this volunteer opportunity, but I feel this would be a great opportunity for another person. Their name is __________________________and they can be reached via phone_____________________ or email_________________________.