NAMI Broward County announces our new Executive Director

A Welcome from Our President –           Welcome Kat Campbell

To all our Members and Friends,

We are please to announce the appointment of Katharine Campbell, PhD, LCSW to the role of Executive Director for NAMI Broward.  Katharine comes to us with a great deal of experience working in the mental health community in various settings over the past 20 years. Her PhD in Public Affairs along with her Masters in Social Work education allows for her to understand the mental health community needs, interactions among other systems, and the individual roll we all play in removing the stigma and shame of mental health issues while simultaneously increasing services.

Over the coming months ahead we have a variety of educational events, support opportunities and our annual walk.  I hope you will take the time to join us through these events and then beyond.  Our new offices located in

Plantation allows for the growth of NAMI Broward to move to the next level in providing critical services.   But, we have just begun. We will continue to grow services, enhance advocacy, and empower the voices of those who are affected by mental illness.

Katharine’s experience working as a board member for NAMI Broward over the past few years provide her an intimate knowledge of the NAMI Broward services and programs as well as the potential for growth over the coming years.

Please join us as we welcome Katharine into her new role and join us at our second annual walk to meet her personally and discuss mental health needs.

Sincerely, Edna Einhorn President, NAMI Broward County

Pictures from the 2014 NAMIWalks Broward County

NAMIWalks Broward County 2014 was amazing — it was a beautiful day and we had over 800 people in attendance! It was heart-warming and inspiring to see so many dedicated advocates and supporters united for the cause of raising awareness about mental illness. We are deeply grateful for the support and generosity the Walk has received. Thank you!

With music provided by DJ Crash Tandy, our emcee for the day, our own Executive Director, Kat Campbell, Honorary Walk Chairs Sheriff Scott Israel and Chief Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, an energetic warm up with Joyce Simmons and an amazing performance of the national anthem performed by Cassidy Shooster it was a day full of good times. NAMI Broward also received a proclamation from Coconut Creek  Mayor Lisa Aronson.  Special thanks to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for all their support.

 

We had plenty of food, water and FUN! Just a reminder the fundraising continues for 60 days after the walk. It’s a good idea to touch base with the people you solicited for donations and let them know what a great time we had and that it’s not too late to contribute. We are still working on reaching our goal so if you have not yet donated and would like to lend your support please follow click on to http://www.NAMIWalks.org/BrowardCounty

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, teams, participants, donors and volunteers for making the 2th Annual NAMI Walk on Saturday, November 8 our most successful Walk ever! Late donations are still being accepted online or mailed to: NAMI Broward County Attn: NAMI Walk 4161 NW Fifth Street, Suite 203 Plantation, FL 33317

The funds raised will allow our affiliate  to continue to expand our educational programs and support groups in Broward County.

 

To see pictures from the 2014 Walk click on the link below:

https://2014namiwalksbroward.shutterfly.com/

 

More pictures from the 2013 NAMI Walk, South Florida. Enjoy!

More pictures from the 2013 NAMI Walk, South Florida. Enjoy!

https://2013browardnamiwalks.shutterfly.com/

Graduation from the Family to Family class in Spanish

Graduation from the Family to Family class in Spanish

November 15 ·

Photos of the graduation from the Family to Family class in Spanish. Thanks to everyone who took part and our volunteer instructor. Friends and support are made this way. Gracias!

Our Photos

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Pictures from the Natl. Alliance on Mental Illness Walk

Photos from The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Broward Inaugural South Florida NAMIWalks “Walking for Mental Health,” held Saturday, November 9 in Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek.
Over 700 registered for the walk and over $66,000 was raised! A tremendous accomplishment for the first year!

For more great photos: http://on.fb.me/1eHzuoh

NAMI Walk Attracts Over 700 Participants in its First Year!

NAMI Walk Attracts Over 700 Participants in its First Year!

Every journey begins with that first step! A tremendous “Thank You!” to everyone who joined in on Saturday’s Walk at Tradewinds Park. It was an amazing show of support and raised funds and awareness for NAMI South Florida programs.

As NAMIWalks celebrates its first walk in South Florida, we are proud to be the largest and most successful mental illness awareness event in America! Through NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing our American communities and ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need.

Plan on joining us again next year! Let’s keep the momentum going!

Have a Smartphone? Fundraising and managing your fundraising page is easy on our new fundraising app. Download for free. Visit the site and get the app!

Call the office at 954-739-1888 or email NAMIBroward

Official Website: www.namiwalks.org

Every journey begins with that first step!
Our Amazing Sponsors

Gold Sponsor: Magellan Complete Care

Silver Sponsors: Broward County Sheriff’s Office; On Call Public Relations

Start/Finish Line Sponsors: Palm Beach Kennel Club; Take Shape Plastic Surgery

Bronze Sponsors: Cenpatico; GEO Care; Henderson Behavioral Health; Nello Biordi; Keiser University

Supporting Sponsors: Global Response; Angels Heart-h-Hands; FootWorks; Gulf Coast Jewish & Family Community Services; Broward Health; Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; Remix T-Shirt Company; and SeaWorld

Kilometer Sponsors: LifeSkills of South Florida; CBRE Brokerage; Allsup Alliances; and Biagi Engineering

NAMI newest Photo Album

Visit our photo album on Facebook. Take your own photos of NAMI events and we can post them too. Send to NAMIBroward for consideration

NAMIBroward

PHOTO ALBUM LINK

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