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NAMI Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families through:
- Free Family-To-Family Education Classes
- Free Family and Peer Support Groups
- Advocacy for legislative changes that effect persons with serious mental illnesses
NAMI Oregon works to ensure that individuals and families affected by mental illness are represented where decisions are made. NAMI Oregon testifies before the state legislature, serves on state planning and advisory committees, actively partners with strategic coalitions, and participates in task forces and other policy forums.
The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Center envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.
For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Precedent-setting litigation has outlawed institutional abuse and won protections against arbitrary confinement. In the courts and in Congress, advocacy has opened up public schools, workplaces, housing and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.