NAMI Time: Come Walk With Us!

Lindsey mugBy Lindsey Sermons

Trinity Center is excited to participate in the NAMI Walk for the third consecutive year. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 27, and join us! Many of our beloved neighbors who are experiencing homelessness also struggle with mental illness in various forms, so we wholeheartedly support this wonderful event.

NAMI reports that 46% of homeless adults in emergency shelters live with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. This creates a significant barrier to safe and stable housing, and without attention and support, both their physical and mental health can quickly deteriorate.

We are walking with several different goals in mind:

1) To raise awareness around mental illness, particularly as it pertains to and exists in the homeless community, and thereby chip away at the associated stigma.

2)  To show our neighbors and the larger Austin community that we recognize the struggles faced by those living with mental illness, and that we are here to support and care for them without judgment.

3) To assist NAMI in fundraising so that they can continue to provide vital support and educational services to the community, free of charge. We hope that supporting Trinity Center will remain a priority for all of you, but we also hope that you will share a bit of your giving with this important cause.

NAMI Walk 2013

Please join us on Walk Day, where we’ll be “Changing Minds, One Step at a Time!” If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation of $10 or more to help individuals and families affected by mental illness get the resources they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.To join or support our team, please use the following link to visit our Trinity Center team page.

Thank you!

Lindsey Sermons, LMSW

Trinity Center Operations Coordinator