One of the most important
ingredients in recovery from major mental illness is access to
quality housing. Given that reality, NAMI Athens is cooperating
with Habitat for Humanity, NAMI Ohio, the 317 Board, Ohio University,
and the Federal Home Loan Bank to begin constructing housing
individuals with mental illness. Ground breaking for the first
Habitat/NAMI house took place in March 2006. The
project was completed that June. It is expected that this was
only the first such dwelling to be erected in our area.
Volunteers are needed.
Contact Michael at NAMI (593-7424) or Ann Charles Watt at Habitat