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Princeton Area Community Foundation Awards Program Grant to NAMI Mercer

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ --- NAMI Mercer, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has received a $20,000 competitive grant award from the Princeton Area Community Foundation. This foundation provides funding to local nonprofits whose programs have the most positive impact on the greater Mercer County community.

NAMI is the largest grassroots organization in America dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by mental illness. Founded in 1984, NAMI Mercer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest affiliate in the state of New Jersey.


The purpose of the Mental Health Consumer Programs is to enhance the quality of lives of consumers and to improve their ability to manage their serious mental illnesses.  NAMI Mercer has developed a wide range of recovery-oriented programs for consumers, all of which are free of charge and encourage and support the practices of wellness and recovery.  Our goal is to engage consumers in programs that will enhance their recovery, strengthen their ability to live positive lives and provide supports for independent living.  NAMI Mercer offers to mental health consumers and their families:


Family to Family

A 12-week education course for families and caregivers of adults with mental illness.



NAMI Basics

Workshops for caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral and mental disorders.




A telephone information and referral service staffed by empathetic, trained volunteers who have faced mental illness in their own families



Intensive Family Support Services

Individual and group counseling provided by Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare

In Our Own Voice

An interactive, multimedia presentation by consumers that offers hope and combats stigma



NAMI Connection

A support group run by consumers for consumers



Just Kids

A social group for children with behavioral or mental health challenges



Wellness & Recovery Action Plan

An 8-session workshop that empowers consumers to develop their own recovery plans



Just Friends & Becoming Friends

Adult social and peer support groups run by consumers for consumers


The NAMI Center of Mercer County is located in Lawrence Commons at 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124 (adjacent to Mercer Mall) in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 609-799-8994 or visit