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Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email
to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:


Starting Wed Oct. 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
for six  Wednesdays through Nov. 20
(no class Nov 13)
Call Dhanu now to pre-register
Click link for details.


in Newburgh on Saturdays for 6 weeks, starting
Sat., Jan. 4,
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
(O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Pre-register now
Call Dhanu
845-294-2749, or
office 845-956-6264


On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these Orange County meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.

Check out NAMI Connection in Sullivan County

Tues., Oct. 1,
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family Support Group
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen

Mon, Oct. 7
6:30-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Orange Education Meeting &
Candle Light Vigil

Topic: Panel of Families Telling Their Stories

RSVP Requested

Mon., Oct. 21
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown

no fee
no registration

Educational Conference

October 25-27
at the
Albany Marriott

 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

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