May 31, 2016
Wheaton, IL: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) DuPage announced that it has received over $11,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care- DuPage County, the local chapter of a nation-wide organization, that was started by a group of women and whose mission is to positively impact the local community by making a financial contribution to a local charity four times a year.
NAMI DuPage was selected as a recipient of funds at the Chapter’s most recent meeting following a presentation about the organization’s programs and services by Judy Smith, current board member of NAMI DuPage. Sally Wiarda, Founder of the DuPage chapter presented NAMI DuPage with a check on May 31st.
“We are honored to be a recipient of these funds and grateful to the 100+ Women Who Care – DuPage County for recognizing NAMI DuPage as a source of hope and healing, stability and recovery for the many people in DuPage who live with mental illness” stated Angela Adkins, Executive Director. “Investing in mental wellness affects not just the person struggling with emotional issues or the family under pressure, it also impacts the life of our entire community, including employment, productivity, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, suicide rates and so much more.”