The following announcement was made on December 18, 2016:
On September 30, 2016, the Board of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc. voted to disband and dissolve its 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We will disband as a group on December 31, 2016, but the actual dissolution process with the NYS Attorney General's Office may take longer.
Our last monthly meeting was held on October 7th, 2016, and then we held free pizza luncheons at Seaway House in November and at Step-by-Step in December.
We want to thank everyone who has participated in our organization over the years for their support and encouragement. We have tried our best to help anyone who asked for support.
AMI-SLV was founded in the late 1980's as a support group for parents with adult children hospitalized in the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital. It incorporated in 1992 as a 501(c)3. In 2005 it encouraged both family members and individuals with mental illness to participate in our meetings and activities.
AMI-SLV has helped hundreds of individuals and families over the past 25 years. I am sure that each member will continue to help others, as “caring and sharing” was an essential part of our NAMI fellowship.
Sadly, our membership numbers have declined steadily and we can no longer function at the level required by our "parent" organizations, NAMI-New York State and the national organization, NAMI or National Alliance on Mental Illness. Thus, our decision to dissolve became inevitable.
When we officially dissolve, your membership will automatically transfer to NAMI- New York State until your dues expire. At any time you can change it from AMI-SLV to another NAMI organization of your choice.
These two are the closest geographically to St. Lawrence County:
917 Avery Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13204
304 New York Post Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
To make a change, you can contact the organization of your choice, or
NAMI-New York State.
99 Pine Street, Suite 302
Albany, NY 12207
Sincerely, Lynne Matott, President, AMI-SLV
Servicing St. Lawrence County in New York State.