NAMI Oklahoma, Inc.
3812 N Santa Fe
Suite 305
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
NAMI OKLAHOMA
Mission Statement
NAMI Oklahoma, in partnership with its affiliates improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. 
 
NAMI Oklahoma has volunteer-led affiliate groups throughout the state that facilitate support groups, conduct education programs, and send speakers out into the community to increase understanding and bring awareness of mental illness and to share the message that treatment can be effective. 
Contact Information
Contact Name James Bost
Contact email grants@namioklahoma.org
Address 3812 N Santa Fe
Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone (405) 601-8283
Fax 405-602-8539
County Oklahoma
Alternate Phone 405 6076018
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.namioklahoma.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Donations may be made online, by check mailed to the above address, credit card donations by phone, in-kind donations, donations or sponsorships to annual NAMIWalks OK.  Volunteer opportunities: NAMI Walks, work in office, become a trained support group facilitator, teacher, or In Our Voice or Ending the Silence presenter. 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $579,720.00
Projected Expenses $517,353.44
History and Background
Year Founded 1985
IRS Ruling Year 1986
State Registration Expiration June 2020
Statements
Mission
NAMI Oklahoma, in partnership with its affiliates improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. 
 
NAMI Oklahoma has volunteer-led affiliate groups throughout the state that facilitate support groups, conduct education programs, and send speakers out into the community to increase understanding and bring awareness of mental illness and to share the message that treatment can be effective. 
Background Since 1985, NAMI 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 grassroots 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 A/V equipment for training room
*  funds for training for trainers
*  funds for training of additional support group facilitators and teachers
*  volunteers for NAMI Walks (takes place first Saturday in June) 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Currently, 1 in 5 Oklahoma adults has a mental illness.  1 in 10 Oklahoma children (birth-12yrs) has 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 affiliates and hundreds of members throughout the state. 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 supporters 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. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma-Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy/
Programs
Description Basics is 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 six (6) two-and-a-half-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-week 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 behavioral difficulties and the critical role that 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. NAMI's long-term goals and much of its success are realized through education and support. This combination of education and support allows 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 individuals have 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 provided. The ultimate goal for NAMI programs is to have class and support group participants to experience the education and support they need in order to know more about their illness and to better advocate for themselves or their loved ones.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least one evaluation at the conclusion of the program or session. Pre- and post-testing is also administered, to track the changes participants experience over time. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Our average rating from program participants (rated from strongly agree to disagree) is that of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.
* Last year, 135 family members participated in NAMI Basics.  
* From a participant: "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. 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 highly trained facilitators who are also family members of an individual 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. NAMI's long-term goals and much of its success are realized through education and support. This combination of education and support allows 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 individuals have 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 provided. The ultimate goal for NAMI programs is to have class and support group participants to experience the education and support they need in order to know more about their illness and to better advocate for themselves or their loved ones.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least one evaluation at the conclusion of the program or session. Pre- and post-testing is also administered, to track the changes participants experience over time.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Our average rating from program participants (rated from strongly agree to disagree) is that of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.
 
Last year:
* 220 family members have been educated about mental illness by completing the Family-to-Family program.
* 49 new volunteer facilitators have been trained in 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-led support groups across the state.
* From a participant: "This course overall was, without a doubt, the single most 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

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 2 trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery. Audiences range from other individuals living with mental health challenges, students, members of the law enforcement community, and faith community members to veterans and mental health 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. NAMI's long-term goals and much of its success are realized through education and support. This combination of education and support allows 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 individuals have 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 provided. The ultimate goal for NAMI programs is to have class and support group participants to experience the education and support they need in order to know more about their illness and to better advocate for themselves or their loved ones.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least one evaluation at the conclusion of the program or session. Pre- and post-testing is also administered, to track the changes participants experience over time.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Our average rating from program participants (rated from strongly agree to disagree) is that of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.

* Last year, In Our Own Voice has reached over 1,240 audience members.
* From a participant: “[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.”
 
Description

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 to individuals who are navigating life while simultaneously dealing with mental illness. Meetings are conducted by trained facilitators who have experienced living with mental illness themselves. Connection participants provide one another with emotional support, a sense of community through shared experience, as well as information and guidance.

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. NAMI's long-term goals and much of its success are realized through education and support. This combination of education and support allows 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 individuals have 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 provided. The ultimate goal for NAMI programs is to have class and support group participants to experience the education and support they need in order to know more about their illness and to better advocate for themselves or their loved ones.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least one evaluation at the conclusion of the program or session. Pre- and post-testing is also administered, to track the changes participants experience over time.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Our average rating from program participants (rated from strongly agree to disagree) is that of strongly agreeing to the fact that NAMI education programs and presentations are valuable and very needed.

*  Last year, 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.

* From a participant: "Connection (Recovery Support Group) has made me realize that I can truly feel comfortable around my peers and I really needed that feeling!”
 
 
Description

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 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 is a 50-minute mental health awareness program for high school-aged 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. 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. NAMI's long-term goals and much of its success are realized through education and support. This combination of education and support allows 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 individuals have 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 provided. The ultimate goal for NAMI programs is to have class and support group participants to experience the education and support they need in order to know more about their illness and to better advocate for themselves or their loved ones.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Each program has at least one evaluation at the conclusion of the program or session. Pre- and post-testing is also administered, to track the changes participants experience over time.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

From a participant: “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.” 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director James Bost
Start Date Sept 2019
Email James@namioklahoma.org
Senior Staff
NameTitle
James BostExecutive Director
Andrea MichaelsChief Operating Officer
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 4
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 150
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 7
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
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 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2017
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations


The Children’s Behavioral Health Network is an initiative co-led by the Oklahoma Family Network, NAMI Oklahoma, Parents Helping Parents, and the Oklahoma Families Federation to develop an effective statewide behavioral support network for children, youth, young adults and their families. 

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 Clark Grothe
Company Affiliation Retired
Term June 2019 to July 2020
Email cgrothe@thwcinc.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 03, 2020
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Tom AndersonOklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health BoardVoting
Laressa Beliele
James Bridwell
Clark GrotheVoting
Samuel HewesCommunity VolunteerVoting
Reggie Hines
Susan Knox Kopta
Nadine LewisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Monica McFarlinSanta Fe SouthVoting
Sanaria Okongor
Jim Orsi
Stephanie Stuckert
Kelly WillinghamOklahoma City Health Care AuthorityVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 8
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 92 %
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, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $579,720
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $517,353
Financial Documents
Audit2017
Audit2016
Audit2015
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 Year201820172016
Contributions$141,939$104,096$211,075
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$419,622$361,445$374,691
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,712$480$311
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$1,806$3,313$6,608
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$367,183$331,409$448,507
Administration Expense$33,096$30,470$53,464
Fundraising Expense$37,681$27,411$35,696
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.291.211.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%85%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%26%17%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$655,641$386,488$308,677
Current Assets$507,579$299,516$225,521
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$5,919$10,933$13,166
Total Net Assets$649,722$375,555$295,511
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities85.7527.4017.13
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $419,622Earned Revenue $361,445Earned Revenue $374,691
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $141,939Contributions $104,096Contributions $211,075
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $1,806Memberships $3,313Memberships $6,608
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 the IRS Form 990s.
 
Note 1:  There was a change in total Net Assets from 2018 and 2017 in the amount of $274,167 from the presented Form 990s.    
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
 
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Address 3812 N Santa Fe
Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Primary Phone 405 601-8283
Contact Email grants@namioklahoma.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.namioklahoma.org
CEO/Executive Director James Bost
Board Chair Clark Grothe
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired