The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City will be moving to 307 W. 38th St. in Manhattan, nearly tripling their space to meet the growing mental health needs of New Yorkers during this pandemic. NAMI-NYC will continue online offerings launched during the pandemic. The new space will enable NAMI-NYC to resume and expand its in-person services.
NAMI-NYC is a nonprofit offering life-changing support, education, and advocacy to families and individuals affected by mental illness for over 40 years. NAMI-NYC provides classes, support groups, resources and a Helpline in English, Spanish and 180 other languages, all free of charge, to 30,000 people annually.
“We are thrilled to bring our community back together again following a period of isolation and high-stress that has severely impacted one in five New Yorkers and the other four who are family and friends. Mental health challenges can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender, education level or financial situation,” said Matt Kudish, Executive Director of NAMI-NYC. “This space will allow us to resume in-person programming this year and offer the in-depth connection and community so many people have been missing. We’re also looking forward to being in the same space and partnering with GMHC in the future.”
“Since GMHC was founded 40 years ago, providing mental health services has been an essential part of our work with people who are living with and affected by HIV and AIDS,” said Kishani C. Moreno, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of GMHC. “We are delighted that NAMI-NYC, our longstanding partner in mental health programming, will be our neighbor. This move is particularly important to our ongoing partnership working with communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The new office is currently undergoing renovations to create a large flex space that can be used for both public assemblies and for smaller gatherings and activities. The renovation will also include the addition of audio/visual equipment to support NAMI-NYC’s virtual programs and services.
The building is ideally situated between Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal and in close proximity to Times Square. This central location of NAMI-NYC’s new offices is critical, as NAMI-NYC provides services to individuals and families from all across New York City.