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 out of our office and Drop-In Center located in Rock Hill. We are continuing to support families affected by mental health concerns 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 the signs and symptoms of mental illness.
The mission of NAMI Piedmont Tri-County is to improve the quality of life and treatment for those who live with mental health conditions and their family members through education, support, and advocacy. Providing hope to those who deserve it most.