We are a community who understands because we ARE the community!
For over 50 years we have been dedicated to the Mahoning Valley beginning life here in Youngstown, Ohio as a parent support group called Families In Touch. Since becoming an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in 2004, we've experienced significant growth and expansion while working hard to include individuals that deal with mental illness as part of the core of our organization. We are proud to say the majority of our facilitators and employees are local Ohio Certified Peer Supporters.
We know that whether being a Board member, employee, facilitator or volunteer — mental illness is something that touches us all. We live here, we work here, we endure hardship here, we dream here, we recover here; all in order to help others facing the same challenge as us — mental illness.
All of the funds we raise in the Valley stay here in the Valley and go towards building programs, educating people, planning awareness-raising events, helping people cope, helping rebuild lives, helping people live in recovery and so much more.