Our Year in Review: 2020
A new year is on the horizon, and along with it comes a new chance for hope and strength. 2020 did not go as expected, but even in the midst of hardship and uncertainty, NAMI Wake was able to continue to serve our community. We accomplished a lot this year. With our transition to virtual programming, we reached more people than ever. We held virtual fundraisers, built partnerships with other community organizations and small businesses, and offered self-care programming to our community to help with the overwhelming feelings related to the pandemic.
This year, we strengthened our team with more volunteers, new hires, student interns, and work study students. We collaborated on community art projects with VITAL Health and VAE Raleigh. We honored awareness months like Mental Health Month, Minority Mental Health Month, and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and helped spread the word that now more than ever, mental health matters.
2020 brought us challenges we couldn’t have imagined, but in our team and community, we have found strength and hope. To our members, volunteers, donors, program participants, partners, and everyone else in between, thank you. Because of you, we are able to make a difference in our Wake County community and can continue to keep that promise.
In 2021, we will continue to serve those with mental illness and their loved ones. We will continue to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and advocate for change in mental health care access. We will continue to create a community where mental health is valued. Will you join us again?
Cheers to the chance to start anew in 2021,
-The NAMI Wake Team
Interested in knowing what exactly we did this year? Check out our annual highlights review below.
2020 Annual Highlights