On Wednesday, the California Association of Nonprofits hosted a ceremony where Legislators recognized a nonprofit from their district. For the 41st Assembly District’s 2023 Nonprofit of the Year, Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor the National Alliance On Mental Illness San Gabriel Valley Chapter, a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, supported by a dedicated staff, serving individuals and families impacted by mental illness.
“It is my absolute honor to recognize the National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Gabriel Valley Chapter as the 41st Assembly District Nonprofit of the Year,” said Holden.
“NAMI’s foundation starts with a genuine care and concern for the people and communities battling with mental illness, and that is evident through their work. It is a privilege to have their healing presence in our district.”
Through the leadership of President Wayne Meseberg, NAMI provides ongoing facilitated support groups and periodic 8-week classes for individuals living with a mental health diagnosis, and for family members and friends of those living with mental illness. They are also frontline advocates for state laws and policies that stand to improve California’s access to mental health resources.
True to their mission, they believe in the reality of recovery, the importance of support, and the power of education.
“Mental health is fundamental to a thriving community. Each day, NAMI is breaking the stigma, doing the work, and advocating for families. We are a better community because of their dedication,” said Holden.
For more about this organization and its services, visit https://namisangabrielvalley.org/