Half Way Home

May 08

Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County is sponsoring a presentation by Sarah Houston Dicks regarding the recovery program she brought to our community called Half Way Home, a 180-day residential program for women that addresses substance abuse and other issues:

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: North Montgomery High School Lecture Room (enter through Door 12)

For additional details about Half Way Home, visit its website at www.halfwayhome.info.

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In Our Own Voice at Crawfordsville Kiwanis

Aug 04

Kiwanis in Crawfordsville will be hosting NAMI’s In Our Own Voice during its meeting on Thursday, August 21.

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. You gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness.

Crawfordsville Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am, followed by a brief business meeting at noon, which will be followed by the In Our Own Voice Presentation.

Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: Lunch @ 11:30 am, meeting starts at 12:00 noon
Place: Crawfordsville Public Library (Basement) 205 South Washington

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Opening Doors to Recovery

Mar 17

At our previous meeting, a couple people mentioned that the state of Georgia provides a good model for how mental illness should be managed. I found the following video about the Opening Doors to Recovery program. This certainly looks like what we should be striving for.

If you can’t watch the video embedded on this page, view it on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NJEL2WfCU.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Nov 18

Family-to-Family Class 10 is all about recovery. In preparation of the class, we needed to find out about any Supported Employment (SE) programs in Indiana. we asked our NAMI affiliate director, Pattie Wollenburg, and she said Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) has such a program.

The nearest office is in Lafayette, IN. This office also serves Montgomery County:

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
615 N. 18th Street, Suite 103
Lafayette, IN 47904-3413
Phone: 765-449-4278
Toll Free: 1-877-847-9892
Toll Free Fax: 1-855-450-3575
Counties: Benton, Clinton, Fountain,
Montgomery, Tippecanoe & Warren

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