On Tuesday, August 25th, NAMI Finger Lakes welcomed Executive Director, Heather Newton, and Education and Community Outreach Director, Kristina Mossgraber, of NAMI Rochester for a discussion on how the NAMI Rochester affiliate complements the work of the Rochester Mental Health Court.
Ithaca Wellness and Recovery Court Coordinator, Michelle Fulkerson, and Richard Shaw, Dual Recovery Coordinator with Tompkins County Mental Health, also joined us for a local perspective.
The Wellness and Recovery Court in Ithaca was introduced in 2019 with a goal of expanding county-wide. NAMI Finger Lakes has supported the implementation of this court and its expansion through advocacy and educational events at Family Forum. We hope to continue to support the court and it’s participants for positive, healthy outcomes.