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Not losing MH beds to Coronavirus

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If so, contact our office at 845-956-6264
or email

to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches


Virtual NAMI 

Jan. 2-Feb. 20 
8 consecutive Saturdays
Click link to register for next scheduled course since this course is now closed out

On-going  Support Groups:

NAMI Connection*Offered online through
NAMI Orange  1st & 3rd Thursdays 
7-8:30 pm

Email to register at



*Offered online through
NAMI Sullivan Mondays, 7 pm


*Offered online through

Tuesdays, 5 pm


*Offered online through NAMI
2nd Friday
of month 
6:30 pm


NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registration
unfortunately these meetings held in Goshen will not be able to resume until a later date, but online is available-
see above



presented by NAMI Orange
Click here for details

1st & 3rd Mondays
6:30-8 pm

Register by  emailing

r call Dhanu at

with name, phone # and email

For ongoing Family
Support Group Meetings, click here
for Zoom meetings thru NAMI Sullivan
3rd & 4th Tuesdays
6:30-8 p.m.

NAMI Rockland,
click here for support groups including
Family Support
in Spanish
Thursdays: 3-4 pm
Virtual Support meetings for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults
Thursdays: 6-7 pm


Virtual Self-Injury Learning Collaborative 
Thursdays: 4 pm
Mental Health Empowerment Project

Support Group through
Garnet Health

3rd Tuesday, starting December 15

5:30-6:30 pm

Own Voice


NAMI National Conference

June 30-July 3, 2021

NAMI Presentations:

Both programs are arranged by request

Click on links below for details

 -Ending the Silence
is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. Through this classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition.
*3 types of presentations are available: for students, for staff and also for families

Click above link for possible ETS ZOOM presentations

-In Our Own Voice
trained presenters who are in recovery from mental illness share compelling personal testimonies about their experiences of living with and dealing with the challenges posed by mental illness.

Nicole's House of Beauty Spa Day Fundraiser
for NAMI Orange: Volunteer Acknowledgements

Nicole's Fund Raiser

Nicole & Bonnie

Following a conversation with Bonnie Orlowski, NAMI Orange member, Nicole was inspired to hold a Spa Day Fundraiser with herself and 7 of her staff donating their time to perform multiple services - all to benefit NAMI Orange 100%. 

The event was held on September 1 and at the end of 4 hours the amazing sum of $1650 had been raised!

We are indebited to Bonnie, who not only inspired the event, but who was there throughout the day having setup an information table with NAMI Orange flyers and information pertaining to mental health conditions, family support groups, family education courses, etc. AND, of course,  we want to express our deepest appreciation to Nicole and all of her wonderful volunteers for the generosity of their personal time and talents. We acknowledge them below:

(Information gathered by Bonnie):
Nicole Benoit brought this event to life. Nicole donated her salon, her time and her supplies. She also got all of the other volunteers on board. AND she made cookies that she sold at the event for us AND she got some ski passes donated for the event and raffled them off. She gave 100% of the proceeds to me as soon as the event ended. It doesn’t get any better than that!!
Nicole’s House of Beauty
313 Route 94 South
Warwick, NY

Ariana is a stylist at Nicole’s House of Beauty and she volunteered to do haircuts throughout the event. She’s a young stylist who gave up a Sunday on a holiday weekend to help us:)

Caitlin is a young stylist who was recently hired at Nicole’s House of Beauty and she, too, volunteered to do haircuts throughout the event:)

Janice is the receptionist/desk manager at Nicole’s House of Beauty. Nicole said Janice just offered to come in to help coordinate the appointments as a way to help the fundraiser succeed:)

Ms. Waira Chard is a makeup artist with SpaOlogy in West Milford. She did make up tutorials throughout the event and was incredible.
Spa Ology
Bald Eagle Square
179 Cahill Cross Rd #309
West Milford, NJ 07480
727-741-9503 (Waira Direct number)
973-873-6698 (Spa number)

Ms. Aura Lehrer is a masseuse and yoga teacher with Vastu in Warwick. She did foot scrubs throughout the event and was incredible.
Vastu Health
17 Main St #4
Warwick, NY 10990

Nicole Allegretti is a licensed Acupuncturist and she did acupuncture as part of the foot scrub treatments. She was incredible.
Positive Life Acupuncture
C/O Vastu Health
17 Main St #4
Warwick, NY 10990

Shawn Welty is a Licensed Professional Counselor and LCADC with a private practice in Vernon. He provided biofeedback mini sessions as introduction to meditation at no charge to spa day participants as they waited for their scheduled services.
W. Shawn Welty, LPC, LCADC
Synergy Counseling Services LLC
PO Box 1186
Vernon, NJ. 07462