The eight clubs from the N Summit Cluster partnered with NAMI Summit County and Community Support Services in providing Welcome Home kits to clients. This one-time service is provided to individuals who are actively seeking mental health treatment and being housed for the first time.
The clients are provided with a list of general household items primarily for kitchen bath and bedrooms. They select the items they are in need of and NAMI creates the Welcome Home kits from these lists. Each kit costs approximately $350.
As mental health has been a priority for both District 6630 and Rotary International, Annette Oborn, President of the Stow Munroe Falls Club selected this as the N Summit Cluster project for the year. Each of the clubs provided funds that were matched by the district for a total amount of $5,000.
Our goal was to assemble 15 total kits on Friday February 23, which just happened to be World Rotary Day! NAMI had 12 clients awaiting household items so those were provided which came in significantly under budget. So, we are scheduling a second round for later in the spring.