Community Inclusion

Community Inclusion is a means to ensure that everyone feels respected and included in their community, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or health care needs. Recent studies have shown that many people living with mental illness are in need of support to feel included in the community. NAMI NC’s Community Inclusion (CI) Program focuses on how individuals with mental illness can find natural supports and things to do with others in their community – like yoga, working out at the gym, playing cards, etc.

This past year, NAMI NC held training classes on how to form Community Inclusion (CI) programs within local areas. 13 different NAMI NC Affiliates were represented and are now working on CI Projects in their area with their mini grants funded by NCDHHS! Check out what they are doing below!


NAMI NC Affiliate Community Inclusion Project:
NAMI Cumberland, Harnett, and Lee “Inclusion-A Movement”
NAMI Durham  “Around the World of Mental Health: Interactive Symposium”
NAMI High Country “Reasons to Grow”
NAMI South Mountains “Joining the Pack: Dog Adoptions for a Better Quality of Life”
NAMI South Mountain  “Stepping Out: Providing Incentives for Community Involvement”
NAMI Western Carolina  “7th Inning Stretch”


Thanks to the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion for their resources and support for this program!