NAMI Speaker Meeting – January 27, 2021

Independent Living Association (ILA)

Recently introduced into Alameda County to impact housing stock, the ILA works to develop and support privately owned or operated homes that provide shared housing for adults with disabilities. Tenants in independent living situations are able to live independently, are often on a fixed income, and do not need supervision or care from their landlord. Tenants may have external case management or other kinds of outside support.

Our guest speaker, Program Manager Francesca Barua, will provide a program overview, what the membership process looks like, and how the program can benefit those who use our member directory and work with our member homes (both individuals as well as service providers). She will also describe the oversight and support services that are offered to home operators.

If this is a concept that interests you, either as a potential tenant or operator, please join us. There will be opportunity for questions and answers.

The November presentation will be Zoom/online, and we are asking attendees to preregister.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 27. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

NAMI East Bay Online Support Groups

**** Please note: we will not be holding our weekly meeting on Tuesday, November 3  ****

Our support group offerings are changing radically in these unprecedented times. Starting Tuesday, April 14, online support groups will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on a weekly basis.

These will occur using the Zoom platform, which provides access through the downloading of the Zoom app.

In order to deem this process manageable in terms of numbers, we ask that potential participants register your attendance by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lce2pqTMjEtKs-gDOAYX29kw20Xk71Hsp. We will send back confirmation and information about passwords, meeting ID and logistics.

For the time being, there will be no distinction between groups for families of youth/young adults and families of adults.

As this process becomes more comfortable, we anticipate that this process may be modified.