Local NAMI Programs
A forum for discussing and resolving issues relevant to your personal family situation. These are held at the Akron Community Support Services Offices, 150 Cross Street on Tuesdays at 7PM.
Additional meetings are held in Hudson, 47 Aurora Street, on the fourth Thursdays of the month at 7PM and in Montrose at the Akron General Wellness Center West on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
These are held periodically to present topics of timely interest from the field of mental health. Watch our web site and newsletters for announcements.
Housewarming provides new, basic household items to assist persons who can now live independently. Since the program’s inception, over 1,000 requests were filled (207 in 2011, alone), aiding in the transition to leading and independent life.
Needy Soles footwear provides shoes, socks and other footwear to those who cannot afford to buy their own. 664 pairs of shoes were provided in 2011 via vouchers provided through our local Community Support Services organization.
Hair Care Program
Limited income can mean sacrificing basic personal care. A trip to the barber shop or salon promotes self-confidence while providing a basic need. Clients may obtain a voucher redeemable at the Akron Barber College. 608 haircuts were provided in 2011.
A scholarship program offering the opportunity for kids in Summit County with Mental Health issues to participate in extracurricular activities such as art, drama, martial arts, music and more.