It's time to take the barriers down, and give individuals living with a mental health condition a voice. Take the opportunity today to get involved in the legislative process. You can make a difference.
Recent Advocacy Rallies & Efforts:
Behavioral health workforce and state hospital bed shortages; effects on the continuum of care in Virginia
Presenter: Kathy Harkey, NAMI Virginia Executive Director
NAMI Virginia supports a full community based system of care to reduce the need for inpatient hospitalized care. Only when this system is in place can NAMI Virginia safely support a reduction in state hospital beds and inpatient programs.
To learn about state level policy and advocacy issues, visit NAMI Virginia
To learn about NAMI's policy platform, visit NAMI's Take Action on Advocacy page.
Local, State, and National Contact Info:
Chesapeake City Council: 757-382-6151
City Hall, 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Norfolk City Council: 757 664-4268
1006 City Hall Building, 810 Union Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Portsmouth City Council: 757-393-8639
801 Crawford Street, 6th Floor, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Virginia Beach City Council: 757-385-4531
2401 Courthouse Dr # 260 Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9120
Legislative Information: 804-698-1500
US Capitol: 202-224-3121
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U.S. Senate and United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
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Washington, DC 20515