NAMI Oklahoma, Inc.
3037 NW 63RD ST STE 104
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73116-3608
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
NAMI OKLAHOMA
Mission Statement The mission of NAMI Oklahoma is to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and families who are affected by mental illness.
Contact Information
Contact Name Michelle Gregory
Contact email namiok@coxinet.net
Address 3037 NW 63RD ST STE 104
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73116 3608
Phone (405) 607-6018
Fax 405-6076091
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 6076018
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.namioklahoma.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Mail a check to above address, credit card donations over the phone, in-kind donations, NAMI Walk, work in office, lead support groups, lead Interim Voice
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $524,801.94
Projected Expenses $586,664.98
History and Background
Year Founded 1985
IRS Ruling Year 1986
State Registration Expiration May 2015
Statements
Mission The mission of NAMI Oklahoma is to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and families who are affected by mental illness.
Background Since 1985, NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS) Oklahoma, our state's largest grassroots mental health organization, has been dedicated to building better lives for the hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma affected by mental illness.  NAMI Oklahoma advocates for access to services, treatment, support, education and research; and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.  NAMI Oklahoma is the people's voice on mental illness, leading the way with its research-based education, support and advocacy programs.
Impact
Past Accomplishments
1.  NAMI Oklahoma has partnered with other agencies to create a statewide support and education network. This movement will connect all Oklahomans who need education, emotional support and advocacy for mental health issues.
2.  NAMI Oklahoma has developed and implemented strategies that engage youth, young adults and their families, expanding our reach across the lifespan.
3.  Through a partnership with INTEGRIS Health, NAMI Oklahoma has leveraged technology to expand leadership and organization capacity at the grass roots level.  Specifically, creation of the NAMI Oklahoma Interactive Support & Education or NOISE Network has increased access to Oklahomans who live in the most rural areas of our state. 
Needs
NAMI Oklahoma has the following needs:
*  updated office equipment, including a high volume printer and internet server;
*  new inter-office telephone system;
* funds to hire a Tribal Liason;
*  funds to hire a Latino Liason;
* volunteers for the Freeze Your Face Off 5K (January) and NAMI Walks (June) 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Currently, 1 in 4 Oklahoma adults have a mental illness.  1 in 10 Oklahoma children (birth-12yrs) have a mental illness that disrupts their daily living. Prevalence increases to 20% for children ages 13-18. This year, less than half of our state's adults and children will get the mental health treatment that they need.
 NAMI Oklahoma has 10 statewide affiliates and hundreds of members reaching from Bartlesville to Lawton, and Poteau to Ponca City. Right now family members, individuals with mental illness, and mental health advocates across our state are coming together to develop new NAMI Oklahoma affiliates in their local communities.  Our local communities are realizing that mental illness affects everyone, and communities must do something in order to make a difference!
Members and supports are the face and voice of the NAMI Oklahoma movement - families, individuals, friends and businesses - who come together to support mental illness recovery, to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to combat stigma, promote awareness and advocate for others.
It is the mission of NAMI Oklahoma in partnership with its affiliates to improve the quality of life for those who are affected by mental illness.  It's time to take action in Oklahoma. 
Board Chair Statement
For several years, our organization struggled with administrative stability due to high levels of staff turnover.  Almost two years ago, NAMI Oklahoma Executive Committee hired Traci Cook, as Executive Director. Since then, our organization has, again, become the voice of mental illness in Oklahoma.  Ms. Cook has hired and directed our state level staff to excellence.  Today, NAMI Oklahoma touches more lives by offering free education, support and advocacy since 1985!
I choose to volunteer as board president for NAMI Oklahoma because I see how mental illness affects our state's children, adults and their families.  The free programs that are available through NAMI Oklahoma change lives by providing the education, support, advocacy that people need to have hope for tomorrow.   
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma-Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Mental Health Associations - Multipurpose
Programs
Description This class if for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental illness/emotional disturbance or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This course consists of 6 - 2 1/2 hour classes.
Strategy
Population Served Families People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. NAMI Basics is a free, six session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties.  NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The long term goal and much of NAMI's success is through education and support. This allows for not only family members, friends and loved one, but the consumers themselves to be able to learn about their illness.  NAMI is a peer to peer system where someone has the opportunity to either teach or to be taught by someone that has had a similar experience.  This allow for mentoring and real world advice to be given. The goal for much of what NAMI does is to have those that take our classes and attend our support groups come out with the education and support they need to know more about their illness and to better advocate for their loved ones or selves.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least an evaluation at the end of the class or presentation.  Some however have a pre and post test to track the changes. These are usually tied to the presentations whereas classes have just the evaluation at the end to determine improvement with the new education.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Our average rating for those that go through our programs from strongly agree to disagree has an overall average of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.
*  135 family members participated in NAMI Basics this year.  
* "This is such a great step by step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all." 
 
Description

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. NAMI Family-to-Family was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course consists of 12 two-and-a-half hour sessions.

Strategy
Population Served Families Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.  Family to Family includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The long term goal and much of NAMI's success is through education and support. This allows for not only family members, friends and loved ones, but the consumers themselves to be able to learn about their illness.  NAMI is a perr to peer system where someone has the opportunity to either teach or to be taught by someone that has had a similar experience.  This allows for mentoring and real world advice to be given. The goal for much of what NAMI does is to have those that take our classes and attend our support groups come out with the education and support they need to know more about their illness and to better advocate for their loved ones or selves. 
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least an evaluation at the end of the class or presentation. Some however have a pre and post test to track the changes. These are usually tied to the presentations whereas classes have just the evaluation at the end to determine improvement with the new education. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Our average rating for those that go through our programs from strongly agree to disagree has an overall average of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed. 
* 220 family members were educated about mental illness by completing the Family to Family program.
* We trained 49 new volunteer teachers who are educating family members and individuals through our peer-led programs.
* 23,156 contacts were made with family members and individuals who have mental illness through our Peer and Family Led support groups across the state.
* "This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers - it has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother. " 
 
 
Description

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a 60-90 minute presentation designed for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery.

Strategy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program in which presentations consist of two trained speakers sharing their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery. Audiences range from individuals living with mental health challenges, students of all ages, law enforcement officials and faith community members to veterans and service providers. While audiences benefit from the inspirational stories of the speakers, presenters increase their confidence and develop leadership skills through helping to inspire and motivate others.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The long- term goal and much of NAMI’s success is through education and support. This allows for not only family members, friends and loved ones, but the consumers themselves to be able to learn about their illness. NAMI is a peer to peer system where someone has the opportunity to either teach or to be taught by someone that has had a similar experience. This allows for mentoring and real world advice to be given. The goal for much of what NAMI does is to have those that take our classes and attend our support groups come out with the education and support they need to know more about their illness and to better advocate for their loved ones or selves.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least an evaluation at the end of the class or presentation. Some however have a pre and post test to track the changes. These are usually tied to the presentations whereas classes have just the evaluation at the end to determine improvement with the new education.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Our Average rating for those that go through our programs from strongly agree to disagree has an overall average of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.

* In Our Own Voice, to over 1,240 audience members.
*“[In Our Own Voice] is helpful for people to understand how REAL and how DISABLING the symptoms are. So many people see [individuals with mental illness] as manipulative or lazy.” -IOOV
 
Description

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 90-minute weekly or monthly support group for individuals living with mental illness.

Strategy
Population Served Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

Connection is a recovery support group program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The long- term goal and much of NAMI’s success is through education and support. This allows for not only family members, friends and loved ones, but the consumers themselves to be able to learn about their illness. NAMI is a peer to peer system where someone has the opportunity to either teach or to be taught by someone that has had a similar experience. This allows for mentoring and real world advice to be given. The goal for much of what NAMI does is to have those that take our classes and attend our support groups come out with the education and support they need to know more about their illness and to better advocate for their loved ones or selves.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least an evaluation at the end of the class or presentation. Some however have a pre and post test to track the changes. These are usually tied to the presentations whereas classes have just the evaluation at the end to determine improvement with the new education.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Our Average rating for those that go through our programs from strongly agree to disagree has an overall average of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.

*  We distributed over 5,000 brochures on mental illness educating the public about the true nature of mental illness.

· * We responded to 2,802 incoming telephone, email, social media and postal requests for support, information and referral through the NAMI Oklahoma HelpLine.

* “NAMI Connection has made me realize that I can truly feel comfortable around my peers and I really needed that feeling!”- Connection
 
 
Description

NAMI Ending the Silence is a 50-minute in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

Strategy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for high school age youth. Teens learn how to recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and what to do if they or someone they know is exhibiting these signs. NAMI Ending the Silence instills a message of hope and recovery and encourages teens to reduce stigma and end the silence surrounding mental illness.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The long- term goal and much of NAMI’s success is through education and support. This allows for not only family members, friends and loved ones, but the consumers themselves to be able to learn about their illness. NAMI is a peer to peer system where someone has the opportunity to either teach or to be taught by someone that has had a similar experience. This allows for mentoring and real world advice to be given. The goal for much of what NAMI does is to have those that take our classes and attend our support groups come out with the education and support they need to know more about their illness and to better advocate for their loved ones or selves.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least an evaluation at the end of the class or presentation. Some however have a pre and post test to track the changes. These are usually tied to the presentations whereas classes have just the evaluation at the end to determine improvement with the new education.


Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

“I’m really grateful and glad that you talked to us. I often feel very alone or weird because many kids my age don’t understand. But, now I’m sure they would be more supportive of me.” –Student – ETS

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Traci Cook
Start Date Feb 2013
Email traci@namioklahoma.org
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Michelle GregoryDevelopment Director
Andrea MichaelsOperations Director
Wendy NixDirector of Adult & Family Programs
Paula StaffordDirector of Child, Youth & Family Programs
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 6
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 150
Staff Retention Rate 50
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 5
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)1985
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mrs. Cynthia Adair
Company Affiliation Retired
Term June 2015 to Dec 2017
Email opatmom50@cox.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 10, 2015
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Cynthia Adair Voting
Tom Anderson Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health BoardVoting
Lori Budde Voting
Linda Campion Community VolunteerVoting
Anne-Marie DeHaas Pawnee NationVoting
Clark Grothe Voting
Samuel Hewes Community VolunteerVoting
Reggie Hines Voting
Jim Igo Voting
Mary Ellen Jones Voting
Nadine Lewis Community VolunteerVoting
Monica McFarlin Santa Fe SouthVoting
Jeffrey Pierce Voting
Tammy Powell Voting
Valerie Steele Voting
Ted Streuli Voting
Paula Walker Voting
Kelly Willingham Oklahoma City Health Care AuthorityVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 11
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $524,802
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $586,665
Financial Documents
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$225,000$175,000$179,845
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$225,000$175,000$179,845
Individual Contributions$129,081$99,210$168,132
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$248$291$366
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$6,485$8,858$4,706
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$300$1,500
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$296,496$235,386$302,125
Administration Expense$39,454$50,234$30,737
Fundraising Expense$69,156$56,145$36,889
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.890.830.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%69%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%20%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$298,440$337,841$401,352
Current Assets$296,317$335,081$401,352
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$10,142$5,232$10,637
Total Net Assets$288,298$332,609$390,715
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities29.2264.0437.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $225,000Govt - Unspecified $175,000Govt - Unspecified $179,845
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $129,081Individuals $99,210Indivduals $168,132
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $6,465Memberships $8,858Memberships $4,706
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Address 3037 NW 63RD ST STE 104
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73116 3608
Primary Phone 405 607-6018
Contact Email namiok@coxinet.net
Give with Credit Card http://www.namioklahoma.org
CEO/Executive Director Traci Cook
Board Chair Mrs. Cynthia Adair
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired