As we welcome a new year I’d like to mention a few of NAMI Snohomish County’s 2019 accomplishments and take a look forward to 2020.
Among the 2019 achievements were creating a strategic plan with assistance from a consultant; providing support for the October opening of the Everett Clubhouse; continuing presentations at the Everett Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training for first responders; upgrading the NAMI Snohomish phone service so that people could reach our message line via text; and completely revamping our website which, among other improvements, makes it possible to register in advance for class waiting lists and volunteer opportunities. In addition, we participated in Boeing’s Health Care Initiative, which resulted in an appreciation honorarium for the affiliate, and continued to be represented at many health care fairs including at the Edge of Amazing Conference in Lynnwood.
In 2020, plans include another day-long board retreat in January to further define the strategic plan created in 2019. I am looking forward to 2020 with the firm belief that NAMI Snohomish County will continue to provide county residents with mental health programs and advocacy that benefit those suffering from mental illness.
Happy New Year to you all!