NAMI Basics Education Program

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role family plays in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. 

NAMI San Antonio, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will once again offer its NAMI Basics Education Program at Clarity Child Guidance. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning May 2nd through June 6th from 6:30-9:00 PM. Please call the NAMI office at 210-734-3349 to register. 

Participant Perspectives: 
"This is such a great step by step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all."
"The course is inclusive of almost all aspects of child and family resources. I could have spent a lifetime getting all of this information on my own. I feel supported, strong and ready to go forward." 
"NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can't be found in a doctor's office." 

Contact to register for NAMI Basics Class!!
Verna Lister
Education Director
510 Belknap Place
San Antonio, Tx 78212
210-734-3349
education@nami-sat.com

CARV: Alamo Call-a-Ride 4 Vets

FREE Transportation for Veterans, Spouses, Widows, and Widowers. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? An eligible person who has served in the US military, immediate family (spouse, under 18, or disabled adult living with the veteran) or Surviving Spouse who is in need of transportation (even just once). 

WHERE CAN I GO? The rides can be utilized for virtually any purpose within our 13 county Alamo region including: Doctor visits (not just to the VA), grocery needs, government office, trips to a senior center or community agency, FREE VIA bus passes also available.  

HOW DOES IT WORK? 
-Eligible person requests ride by calling 210-362-5254 or 1-800-960-5201 or email vetrides@aacog.com
-AACOG Staff assists the rider with: information needed to provide the ride (NO forms to fill out), verifying eligibility through VA ID or military Service documents
-Rider is approved and provided contact number for transportation provider in their area or assistance in scheduling a ride (allow 7-10 days to prior to ride request) 
-If eligible, ride is FREE (number of rides allowed is based on funding)

Call to sign up: 210-362-5254  or 1-800-960-5201 or email vetrides@aacog.com