Stepping Out: Providing Incentives for Community Involvement

NAMI South Mountains has created an incentive program for peers that live in Gaston County. They have partnered with their local library and other community organizations and are currently educating these partners about how to increase their awareness and comfort level with the topic of mental illness. Then, these community organizations will hold public events that are welcoming and embracing for those with severe mental illness.  Participants of the program will earn points when they attend these community events. To track points, participating organizations have created a QR code available for attendees to scan with their smartphones.

Stay tuned for updates about this amazing project!