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Annual State Convention
Announcing the 2013 State Convention!
Deeply Rooted, Branching
Working Together to Grow
NAMI Throughout Virginia
This year's state convention will be focused on planning and
skills-building with NAMI Virginia's affiliates across the state.
Join us and learn how to make affiliates and NAMI stronger!
June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd
Where: Crowne Plaza Downtown Richmond
Deadline to register: Final registration date is Wednesday, May 15th (early bird registration ended April 30th)
Deadline to reserve hotel room under special rate (see below): Thursday, May 16th
Voting for NAMI Virginia Board of Directors
Voting will be available at the state convention for all members- if you aren’t attending the convention, but you’re a member and you want to vote you can download the ballot here. For those that are not attending the convention but would like to vote, your ballot is due back to the NAMI Virginia office by May 24th at 5pm.
Please mail or fax your ballots to:
P.O Box 8260
Convention Hotel Rooms
Crowne Plaza- Downtown Richmond
555 E Canal St
Rooms are $89/night
Deadline to reserve hotel room under special rate: Thursday, May 16th
Mention "NAMI Virginia State
Conference" when calling to make reservations.
If you would like to make reservations
online, please visit www.crowneplaza.com/ric-downtown
and use the 3-letter booking code NVF
We are extremely grateful to Bank of America for providing a grant to make the 2013 State Convention possible.
NAMI Virginia's 2012 State Convention
Thank you to all that attended the NAMI Virginia and VCEH Housing Stability and Mental Illness Summit on July 22-23, 2012!
In 2012 we teamed up with the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH). The theme of the convention was Housing Instability, Homeless, and People with Serious Mental Illness. Thanks to the support of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Summit provided a unique opportunity for collaboration between our organizations and brought together individuals from across the Commonwealth to work together to coordinate efforts to create housing stability for persons with serious mental illness.
We hope you enjoyed learning from experts on developing affordable housing and delivering services, increased your knowledge on the critical components of permanent supportive housing programs, gained familiarity on how to develop the partnerships needed to create permanent supportive housing, and will continue to connect with those you met to ensure follow through on your communities preliminary local action plan!
Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients!
Outstanding Consumer Achievement: Violet Taylor
Outstanding Family Member/Caregiver: Bob Cluck
Oustanding Affiliate: NAMI Norfolk
Outstanding Legislator: The Honorable Janet Howell. Read Senator Howell's letter here.
Joshua S. Collins Award: Mike Francisco