Baristas & Fashionistas – A friendly “coffee wars” sampling event. “Cup” your coffee like the experts and vote for your favorite hot, cold or specialty drink. Shop the pop-up fashion boutiques and enjoy the eclectic sounds of Donovan Gustafson as you and your friends get together for Sunday afternoon fun.
POP-UP BOUTIQUES: B. Rose, Color Street/Patricia Tatman, From the Hart Clothing Company, Made for More Fitness Apparel & Wellness, Simply Styled for You, AND MORE!
COFFEE VENDORS: coming soon. Beans & gifts available for purchase.
A fun way to support a serious cause! Your entry fee and 15% of all sales will fund NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s free family mental health education and support programs. Learn more about our family-friendly, dog-friendly, NAMIWalks 5K event scheduled for September 17 and meet our NAMI family volunteers.
Location: Rhythm City Casino
When: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flexible, Part-to-Full-time Development Opportunity with NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley!
Some say mental health is a civil rights issue for our time. One in three persons now experience a mental health condition. Join the NAMI cause to break social stigma, build community acceptance, and provide greater access to health care and supports.
Who We Are
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is one of the oldest affiliates of the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition and their families. A 501c3 nonprofit, NAMI helps individuals and families in an eight-county region by providing education, advocacy and support. Our programs are nationally developed and delivered by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental illness. Education and support programs are provided at no cost to participants. Monies raised here – stay here to deliver evidence-based programming that is unduplicated in the community. The programs complement the work of health care and social service providers.
NAMI GMV is currently looking for an experienced Development Manager to lead major donor development, annual giving campaigns and fundraising events. Success in these areas will allow for NAMI GMV to increase resources available for mission-based activities and to build a strong and diversified financial base for the organization.
The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience with cultivation and stewardship activities including major donors. They will be energetic and enthusiastic, with the ability to inspire, motivate and engage others. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently are key!
Hours are flexible, and schedules can range from 30 to 40 hours per week, as necessary. Some travel within the area is required and mileage will be reimbursed.
For complete details, visit:
How to Apply
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:
Pre-order today. Quantities for this NAMI Special Edition are limited. $20 each. Isabel Bloom “Becoming” is hand-signed by sculptor Donna Young. Proceeds benefit our free family mental health education and support programs.
Name the Isabel Bloom sculpture specially designed for NAMI and you could be a winner. Suggest an inspirational quote to accompany it. Enter the contest now. Contest ends Thursday, January 27. Enter Here.
The selected winner will receive a complimentary sculpture.
A winner will be selected on January 31st and advance online orders will then be taken for this limited edition item.
Proceeds from the sales of this sculpture will support NAMI GMV’s mental health education, advocacy, and support programs.
Thank you for helping us with this fun partnership with designer Donna Young and the Isabel Bloom company.
Flexible, Part-time Program Opportunity with NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley
If you believe that mental health care is health care, we’d like to speak with you! Join the NAMI cause to break social stigma, build community acceptance, and provide greater access to mental health care and supports. NAMI is looking for a social work or related professional seeking a flexible, non-clinical work environment.
Who We Are
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is one of the oldest affiliates of the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition and their families. A 501c3 nonprofit, NAMI helps individuals and families in an eight-county region by providing education, advocacy and support. Our programs are nationally developed and delivered by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental illness. Through our education and support programs, we help individuals and families more effectively work toward recovery and access available community services.
NAMI GMV is currently looking to hire an experienced social work professional, or a professional from a human services related field. This is an ideal opportunity for a person who is seeking flexibility with their work environment and schedule, and wants to make a positive impact on mental health in their community.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience managing people, data and community development. They will be energetic and enthusiastic with the ability to inspire, motivate and engage others. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently are key!
Hours will average 20 hours per week. Some travel within the area is required and mileage will be reimbursed at a pre-determined rate.
How to Apply
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:
NAMI National and Local Mississippi Valley both provide excellent resources and opportunities to engage in the issues of mental illness. The 'Family First' approach is very effective as most families that encounter the illness have very little expertise or knowledge of the conditions and best ways to support their family members. The impact of the pandemic has been severe, especially for those who are most at risk, such the isolated, children and overstressed parents and grandparents and Veterans. All of the instructors and staff members have lived experience with mental illness in the family or themselves and can make a real difference the lives of participants.
Lloyd KilmerNAMI Homefront graduate and Volunteer Instructor
I found NAMI when my husband was in 2S at Genesis West. My husband has bi-polar depression. At this time we had been married for 25 Years and my husband had been dealing with mental disease for 11 years. I found a brochure for NAMI in the waiting room, attended a family support meeting and discovered a lot of families are dealing with mental illness and I’m not alone. I went thru the Family to Family class and learned more about all the mental illness and found information to help my family and husband to cope all together with tips that NAMI offered thru the class and made new friends and have a larger support group for on the days that you need the extra push. Highly recommend family support for what ever age your loved one is. And also recommend to go thru Family to Family to learn how the mental health disease effects your liver one.
Kelly HeiligNAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Volunteer
Taking the excellent NAMI Family to Family class empowered me to begin to help my family in our experience with a serious and persistent mental health condition like nothing ever had. It was the beginning of our long road to recovery, which would not have happened without that education and support. As a result, I volunteer for NAMI GMV to give others the opportunity to find solutions to their families in crisis.
Suzanne WieseNAMI Friends & Family presenter, NAMI Homefront and Family-to-Family Instructor
NAMI has provided my family with education, support, and hope! They passionate about their work. Since becoming a member of NAMI, I have not only utilized their services but now volunteer with NAMI as an educational and support leader.
Autumn GonzalezVolunteer Support Group Facilitator
We’re a small organization, powered by the experience and dedication of volunteers who have lived experience, providing empathy, information and hope.
The partnerships our organization forms is critical to our success for expanding our education and support programs in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
Funding for our programs come from local governmental agencies such as Rock Island and Henry County Mental Health 708 Boards, and the Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region. Private foundations are also important in supporting programming and capacity building. Such foundations have included the Quad Cities Community Foundation, Regional Development Authority, The Moline Foundation, Rock Island Community Foundation, Doris & Victor Day Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation, Greater Muscatine Community Foundation, and Theisens Stores.
Programming partners also bring support to us including UnityPoint Robert Young Center, Trinity Muscatine Department of Public Health and Henry County Mental Health Alliance.
Finally, critical operations are funded by some 50 sponsors through our annual NAMIWalks, donors through the John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity drive, individual donors and fundraisers by community groups on our behalf.
Funds raised here in our community, stay here for these no-cost education and support programs.