We are delighted to share with you that this week our FCS Circle of Support Committee selected you, Kathy Forward, and your work on behalf of NAMI Silicon Valley, as our 2017 Circle of Support Honoree. Congratulations on this esteemed recognition and the wonderful partnership we appreciate with you and all you represent for our clients!
This year COS we will be highlighting our Substance Use Treatment program STEP that helps clients to rebuild their lives after incarceration. Our speaker is award winning author and journalist Sam Quinones. His recent work Dreamland: A tale of the America’s opiate epidemic has gotten much attention.
You may recall last year we honored Assembly Member Rich Gordon, and the prior year Pediatrician and violence prevention advocate Tasneem Ismailji. We will ask that you speak for 4-5 minutes on why you believe people coping with mental illness need us and how NAMI collaborates with agencies like ours to strengthen our program staff and resource options for clients. The event is Friday May 5th, at Sharon Heights GCC.
Crysta Krames, MPA
Director of Community Partnerships, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley