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Jan
26
Tue
NAMI FL Family Forum Presents- CAHOOTS @ Zoom
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CAHOOTS- Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets

NAMI Finger Lakes continues our Family Forum series exploration of Mental Health Crisis Response on Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30 PM. This month, we turn our focus toward alternative solutions to policing for crisis response.

Join us as we spotlight the program CAHOOTS, Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets, the mobile crisis and medic response team for Eugene-Springfield’s Public Safety System in Oregon.

Registration is required for this event.
To save your space, please visit:

NAMI Finger Lakes Family Forum- CAHOOTS

For over thirty years, CAHOOTS responders have provided a community-based public safety system of mental health first response for crises involving mental illness, homelessness, and addiction. Responders utilize trauma-informed de-escalation and harm reduction techniques to assess needs and provide immediate stabilization in case of urgent medical need or psychological crisis, assessment, information, referral, advocacy, and, when warranted, transportation to the next
step in treatment.

Last year, CAHOOTS answered roughly 24,000 calls and called for police backup 250 times. The program saves the city of Eugene an estimated $8.5 million in public safety spending annually.

Meet our panelists:

Tim Black is the Director of Consulting at White Bird Clinic. With a background in runaway and homeless youth, harm reduction, and street outreach, he began working for CAHOOTS as a Crisis Intervention Worker in 2010, before moving into an administrative role as the CAHOOTS Operations Coordinator.

Ben Brubaker works as Administrative Coordinator of White Bird Clinic. He began serving White Bird in September 2006. Ben first started as a full-time Crisis Worker (Qualified Mental Health Associate) on WBC’s 24/7 Crisis Line and Walk-in Center. A few years later he joined the mobile crisis intervention team (CAHOOTS) as a Crisis Worker and presents internal and external training for the agency.

Family Forum is a joint Program of NAMI Finger Lakes and Tompkins County Mental Health Services. We invite the community to join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM for presentations and discussions regarding mental health programs, services, and advocacy.

To view our previous Family Forum exploring how mental health crisis response is provided currently, video of this event is available at this link on the NAMI FL YouTube channel:

NAMI FL Family Forum- Mental Health Crisis Response

For more information, visit http://www.namifingerlakes.org/mental-health-crisis-response/

Download the NAMI Document- Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

 

Feb
2
Tue
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

Feb
15
Mon
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Feb 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

Mar
2
Tue
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

Mar
15
Mon
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

Apr
6
Tue
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

Apr
19
Mon
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Apr 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

May
4
Tue
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

May
17
Mon
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

Jun
1
Tue
Support Group- NAMI Finger Lakes- Via Zoom Meeting @ NAMI Finger Lakes
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
During this uncertain time, finding support is very important. At NAMI Finger Lakes, our goal is to continue serving our community to the best of our ability. During the Coronavirus response, we’re transitioning Support Group to a virtual platform in order to continue providing the support you’ve come to expect.
Family and friends of people with mental health conditions are invited to meet with us via this virtual platform to chat about your situation. All members of NAMI-FL have relatives diagnosed with major mental illnesses, and we know the heartache and stress you are going through. We’ve found that simply talking about the situation is a great emotional release.
NAMI Finger Lakes Family Support Group will be available during our regularly scheduled times:

The first Tuesday of each month – 7:00PM-8:30PM
The third Monday of each month – 1:30PM-3:00PM
Meetings will be held via the Zoom online platform.Meetings using Zoom may be attended with a computer, a smart phone, or a landline telephone or cell phone call. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting.
At this time, in order to provide a safe experience, Support Group will be limited to 8 attendees and two facilitators.A meeting ID and Password will be provided to those who register by emailing namiflsupport@namifingerlakes.org or by calling 607-288-2460.
This free group is open to anyone 18 years and older who has a family member or loved one living with Mental Illness. You don’t have to be a NAMI Finger Lakes member to participate. All conversations are confidential.

 

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