NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health nonprofit organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NAMI Piedmont Tri-County truly began through the efforts of two family members back in the 1980's, Bettye Jean Boone and Louise Hassenplug. Originally, the organization was called, The Rock Hill Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In 1995, the organization became a 501(c)3, continually growing to reach individuals and family members dealing with mental illness.
Today, NAMI Piedmont Tri-County serves York, Chester and Lancaster counties and is continuing to support families affected by mental health disorders through free education classes and support groups. In addition, we have extended our outreach to the local community we serve to provide education to schools (both teachers and students), police departments and child serving agencies to educate them about signs and symptoms of mental illness.
Providing hope to those who deserve it most
At NAMI Piedmont Tri-County, we aim to rebuild hope where it’s been damaged or lost. We work with those in need, those who are underprivileged, and those who are underserved to rebuild hope and recovery for those who suffer from mental illness. Our focus lies on community efforts for all those who are affected by mental illness through support, community awareness and education. One in four people are affected by mental illness in some way, we are on a mission to help stamp out stigma and over time stamp out mental illness!