public policy associate

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NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network

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The NAMI Greater Boston Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN):
www.namiboston.org/people-living-mental-illness/
is a peer-run organization helping people advance in their recovery from mental health and/or addictions. The public policy associate will help PSAN advocate for policies and laws which improve the quality of life for people with mental health and/or addictions. The associate will be be helping to organize existing advocates and recruit new advocates and teaching them how to do individual and systemic advocacy.

The associate will also analyze state and Federal legislation and report back to our staff and members.

We will participate in various lobby days at the State House, preparing people to meet with legislators and in emailing, calling or writing public officials. We also will be partnering with allied organizations. You will be working closely co-founder Howard D. Trachtman, BS, CPS, CPRP, COAPS a nationally recognized mental health advocate. NAMI GB CAN also helps staff the Hope Center www.hoperlc.org and is a partner of the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community www.metrobostonrlc.org Some work can be done outside of the office. To apply or if you have any questions, please contact Howard D. Trachtman, BS, CPS, CPRP, COAPS co-founder and President Emeritus. Email hdt@namigbcan.org home/office (781) 642-0368

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About NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network

Location:

Plaza Level - Lindemann, 25 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

NAMI GB CAN (NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network) provides support, education and advocacy. We are a grassroots organization of people with lived experience of mental health treatment (Peers). We are an affiliate of NAMI-MASS (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts). We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of those labeled with mental illness.

NAMI is known as the "Nation's Voice on Mental Illness" and we at GB-CAN believe that this voice must be recovery-oriented and value the lived experience of Peers.

Our website is www.namigbcan.org

Description

NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network (NAMI GBCAN) www.namigbcan.org is an
affilliate of NAMI Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts). While anyone is welcome
to join or volunteer, most of our active members have lived experience with mental health treatment.

We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of those labeled with mental illness,
fighting for rights and helping people become employed. Our pillars of advocacy are
support, education and advocacy. We do much advocacy work by going to the state house
and serving on boards and committees. NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network (NAMI GBCAN) www.namigbcan.org is an
affilliate of NAMI Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts). While anyone is welcome
to join, most of our active members have lived experience with mental health treatment.

We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of those labeled with mental illness,
fighting for rights and helping people become employed. Our pillars of advocacy are
support, education and advocacy. We do much advocacy work by going to the state house
and serving on boards and committees. By affiliating with NAMI we have access to the NAMI Connection
support group model, the In Our Own Voice speakers program and more. As NAMI is known as the
"Nation's Voice on Mental Illness" we at NAMI GBCAN want this voice to be recovery-oriented and
value the lived experience of our peers.

We are an partner of the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community www.mbrlc.org
and help staff the Hope Recovery Center www.hoperlc.org

We also help people navigate the mental health system and provide numerous social activities
for our members.


WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

25 Staniford StreetPlaza LevelBoston, MA 02114

(42.36259,-71.06361)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • we are in on Tuesdays, work can be done other days

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