This month, we're happy to be highlighting:
Katelyn Potempa | Community Liaison
How long has your organization been around?
What are your key products/services?
NAMI Metro Suburban provides free mental health education, advocacy, and support for adults and teens in our community. An affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NAMI Metro Suburban is the West Cook County suburbs' place for community mental health!
Our adult support services include our Living Rooms (LaGrange, Summit, and Broadview), Drop-in Center (Oak Park), Employment Services (Summit), and Support Groups at all of our NAMI Metro Suburban locations.
NAMI Metro Suburban and Pillars Community Health have newly established support for our teen population by opening The Loft at Eight Corners in Brookfield. The Loft at Eight Corners provides groups, classes, peer support, and overall a safe space for high school-aged teens.
We also have our education department which provides educational groups and presentations for schools, organizations, and businesses, as well as offering family support with classes and groups.
What's ahead at your organization that you'd like to share?
Knowing that needed support for mental health crises doesn't always happen during normal business hours, our La Grange and Summit Living Rooms will soon be expanding our hours of operation and available 24 hours starting in the fall of 2023.
How do you hope the Chamber will help your organization grow?
We hope the Chamber will think of NAMI Metro Suburban’s services and programs when they think of needed mental health support for community members. We also hope you'll reach out to learn more, partner with us, and together make a difference in our shared community!
Outside of work, how do you enjoy spending your time?
I love spending time with my 1 year old daughter and my 3 year old boxer pup. Socializing with extended family and friends!
Get in touch with Katelyn at NAMI:
4731 Willow Springs Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
708.524-2582, ext. 305