Role Description: Families in Crisis is a workshop that helps law enforcement officers work more effectively with individuals living with mental health conditions and their families. The workshop combines personal storytelling with practical tips and suggestions for working with families in crisis.
Location: Presentations are held in Baltimore City. Reports to: Senior Director of Programs & Community Engagement
Role Requirements: ▪ Willingness to share your story and experience as a family member or loved one of an individual who has experienced an Emergency Petition and interactions with the police. ▪ Meet with a NAMI Metro Baltimore staff member for an individualized, one-on-one 60-minute training session. ▪ Experience in public speaking is helpful but not required; however, volunteers must be comfortable speaking in front of groups. ▪ Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers are encouraged to commit to presenting 3 times per year; however, the number of presentations a volunteer completes will be dependent on their availability and demands of the program. Presentations are typically 60 minutes. Volunteers are contacted on an as-needed basis to present. ▪ Minimum Age: 18 years old. ▪ Residency: Residents of Baltimore City are preferred.
Volunteer Responsibilities: ▪ Volunteers are responsible for gathering materials needed for the event from the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore office. Excess materials should be returned after the event.
About National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore
6600 York Road, Suite 204, Baltimore, MD 21212, US
We are a grassroots, family oriented support, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to empowering families to improve the lives of people living with mental illnesses and to eradicating stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Educates, supports and advocates families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. NAMI has 1,500 local and state affiliates and 230,000 members in the United States.