July 5, 2017
Portland, OR – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Oregon announced today that Oregon State Senator Jackie Winters and Dave Underriner, Chief Executive for the Oregon Region of Providence Health and Services, have been selected as the 2017 recipients of the Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award.
Created by NAMI Oregon in 2009 to honor the mental health advocacy efforts of former United States Senator Gordon Smith and his wife, Sharon, the New Freedom Award is presented Read More
By Chris Bouneff, executive director | July 19, 2017
We’re past due for an update, which means we have plenty to report. If you’ve followed along with the Legislature this year, you know that the session finished with a flourish in July. And for NAMI in Oregon, it was all good news at the close of the 2017 Legislature, which is one of our most productive sessions ever. Here’s our high-level rundown:
* NAMI’s housing legislation. NAMI first proposed its Mental Health Housing Read More