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NAMI Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota's mission is to champion justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illness (biological brain disorders). Through education, advocacy, and support, we strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illness, effect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illness.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 11/20/2012
800 Transfer Road, Suite 31
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651)645-2948
Fax: (651)645-7379
EIN 41-1317030
Principal Staff Sue Abderholden, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 21
Number of Volunteers 450
Number of Clients Served 20000+
General Information
Board Chair Barb Lindberg
Number of Board Members 17
Board meetings with quorum 10
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 12.2
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In fiscal year 2012, NAMI Minnesota delivered 76 free workshops in 15 of the 16 regions of the state that were attended by 827 people who have a family member with a mental illness. NAMI provided 147 classes to over 5,200 professionals. NAMI carried out the Reentry Road to Recovery project which helps people who have mental illnesses and are reentering the community from the corrections system. Another new program is Allies in Recovery outlining the need for natural supports, such as family members and friends. Staff and volunteers conducted 125 presentations to nearly 7,000 people and had booths at over 54 events, including the Minnesota State Fair. NAMI offered 59 ongoing peer-to-peer support groups statewide for family members, adults living with a mental illness, parents of children, spouses/partners, adult sons and daughters and LGBTQ-identified people. NAMI offers Kidshops, a class for children with a sibling or parent with a mental illness and Progressions, a class for youth and young adults with mental illnesses. An experienced parent program was started in Dakota County parents new to the system are matched with more experienced parents. NAMI responded to over 2,000 phone calls and e-mails from people seeking advice and help. NAMI has held a research dinner, The Beyond the Baby Blues conference and the NAMI annual state conference. These three events combined reached over 500 people this year. NAMI reached out to 13,000 people through our quarterly newsletter, bimonthly eblasts, Facebook, and Twitter. The website received over 32,000 unique visitors.
Current Goals
Provide education and support to families with a loved one with mental illness and to parents of children who live with a mental illness. Provide support groups to people who live with a mental illness. Improve Access to and Quality of Mental Health Services in the African American Community and other groups. Educate the professionals and the general public about mental illnesses. Assist individuals with mental illness, families and professionals in better understanding mental illness, the mental health system and other topics. Provide support to the local affiliates so that they can carry out NAMI’s mission on the local level. Build on public policy momentum to increase mental health funding. Decrease juvenile and criminal justice contact for children and adults who live with mental illnesses. Increase understanding of NAMI Minnesota, its programs and services and work to reduce stigma throughout Minnesota. Increase and diversify funding for NAMI MN’s mission, programs and legislative impact. Accomplish NAMI MN’s vision through strong staff and volunteers.
Community or Constituency Served
Children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.
Geographic Area Served
State of Minnesota
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $1,079,533 83.8%
Management: $106,638 8.3%
Fundraising: $102,187 7.9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $21,569 $200,165 $168,982
Beginning of Year $197,469 $168,982 $158,126
Difference ($175,900) $31,183 $10,856
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $21,569
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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