Support NAMI Pomona Valley

As the fiscal year comes to a close, we here at NAMI Pomona Valley are looking forward to the new year and all of the promise that it brings. For the last 19 years our organization has provided critical supportive mental health services to the Pomona Valley community in the form of free classes, support groups, school presentations, helpline and more. We are able to operate this way by securing our operating budget through donations. This year’s goal is $17,000 which covers the bare minimum costs to continue providing the…

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CARE Court

C.A.R.E Court

The Community Assistance, Recovery & Empowerment court, or C.A.R.E Court is a proposed community-based system that directly supports persons in crisis with a time-structured care plan and goals of stabilization, self-sufficiency and even housing support. The idea behind C.A.R.E. court is to help vulnerable persons experiencing severe mental illness or substance abuse disorders from falling through the cracks, providing them with the tools and dedicated support that could prevent homelessness, incarceration, or other restrictive conservatorship interventions. For those following our call to action in May, the C.A.R.E. Court is proposal…

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Advocacy Alert: C.A.R.E. court support due tonight!

Call to action: help that you can provide today

Suffering from severe mental illnesses or supporting those who do can often feel helpless, like you’re in this fight alone. Not only do we need support on the ground to help us through difficult episodes, but we really could use a culturally competent and condition-aware system that will actually help us. Right now California legislature is considering bills SB1338 and AB2830 that form the Community Assistance, Recovery & Empowerment court, or C.A.R.E. court. If passed these bills would create a community-based system that directly supports persons in crisis with a…

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Paint the Town Green

A group of people walking and the words "Paint the Town Green"

Come out on Sunday, April 3rd as we “Paint the Town Green” and put up flyers within our community! Volunteers all across Greater Los Angeles County will be visiting cafes, grocery stores, and local shops to let people know about this year’s in person NAMI Walks. The more people know about the Walk and see NAMI’s name out there, the more mental health awareness we raise! When one in five people experience a mental illness in any given year the need for support is critical. We want all of Pomona…

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AC Clippers Community Event

Image of the AC Clippers basketball logo with the words "thank you community partners" over it

The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario is not only a local professional basketball team but also an active fixture in the community. The team regularly recognizes residents doing amazing things and honors them at a home game as “Hometown Heroes.” Our very own Kyoni Cummings has been recognized by the Clippers! On top of that they even have a nonprofit night where part of the ticket proceeds go to support local nonprofits. NAMI Pomona Valley was recently recognized as the “Nonprofit of the Game” at the March 12th match. We…

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Better Together

Los Angeles skyline with the words"education. awareness. supprt. advocacy."

NAMI Pomona Valley is joining NAMI Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC)! Recognized by NAMI California and NAMI National, NAMI GLAC is comprised of six chapters coming together to serve approximately 70% of the Los Angeles County area. By uniting the San Fernando Valley, Glendale, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, Pomona Valley, and Long Beach areas, NAMI GLAC gives each chapter the freedom to best represent and serve their respective areas while combining resources and providing a singular vision to address the mental health needs of Los Angeles County residents. What does this…

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NAMIWalks Your Way 2022

NAMI Walks Los Angeles County 2022

NAMI Walks Los Angeles County, a United Day of Hope was May 21st! NAMIWalks is a once-a-year fund and awareness raising opportunity in the form of a 5k walk and community celebration.  The 2022 Walk took place at Grand Park in Los Angeles and served as largest mental health walk in the greater Los Angeles area. NAMI Greater Los Angeles affiliates, volunteers and participants gathered #Together4MH for the first time in two years!  The volume of people who turn out for NAMIWalks is a powerful reminder that we are #NotAlone…

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It’s SUPER Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday which means it’s SUPER Tuesday! We’ll be back in person for our English Family Support Group at our new location at the United Church of Christ in Claremont. The address is 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 and there is ample street parking. Entrance is on the right side of the building and there will be signs to guide you to the meeting room. In the interest of safety and continued in-person events, masks will be required indoors. Peer Support Group will still be virtual as…

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Virtual Movie Night

Watch movies with NAMIPV online! Second Wednesday of each month.

Since we’re spending so much time online we thought, “why can’t we watch a movie together?” So we do! For the last few months we’ve met through a content sharing platform and watched movies with a chat feature. Past movies have included: The Farewell The Water Man Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Kiki’s Delivery Service Residente * special third Wednesday viewing to coincide with Latinx Heritage Month! Movies are generally picked the week of and announced on the day through social media. You can even suggest movies through our online suggestion…

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In Person Support Group

In Person Family Support Group

Yes that’s right, it’s our FIRST in person gathering in over a year! We can’t think of a better reason to get together than by hosting one of our SUPER Tuesday support groups, Family Support in English! This Tuesday, August 3rd Family Support Group will still meet online but attendees also have the choice of gathering in person at 6:15 pm. Our physical meeting space this Tuesday is the Sumner Room at the Claremont United Church of Christ*, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont, CA 91711: To keep our space as safe…

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