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PURE Meditation Studio

PURE Giving

Monday, ‎May‎ ‎21, 2018

3691 Park Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Join us for our monthly PURE Giving donation-based class. You pay whatever you want and we will give it ALL to a local organization. This months recipient is National Alliance on Mental Illness, Howard County.

NAMI WALK in Baltimore

Saturday, June 2nd

Join Our TEAM 


Our team NAMIHC Staff & Friends is participating in the 2018 NAMIWalks event in Baltimore.  We want to invite you to become a team member.

We have committed to raising funds to help NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) provide more services for people living with mental health challenges. Our team fundraising goal is $1,000. With your help, I know that we can reach this goal!

NAMIWalks is the largest and most successful mental health fundraising and awareness event in America! Through NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view individuals with a mental illness and ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need.

Visit our team page to join our team or to make a donation supporting our fundraising efforts.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Fact: 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year.

Join Our Team



Volunteer Information Workshop

9650 Santiago Road, Suite 1, Columbia

Saturday, June 9th – 9:00 am to 11:30 am


Please call the office at 410-772-9300 or email to register

(If we don’t have a minimum of 3 people registered, workshop will be cancelled)

Light refreshment will be served.

The mission of NAMI Howard County, MD, Inc. (NAMI HC) is to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families through education, advocacy and support, and to increase awareness of mental illness throughout the community. 

Volunteers workshop flier 2018

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Police expand voluntary “flagging” program for calls to 911

Howard County police are expanding a program in which residents can voluntarily “flag” their address in the 911 system to make police aware of a family member with a disability. The program began through a partnership with autism advocates in 2012, but has expanded to include other information residents believe would be relevant to a police response, if 911 is ever called.

 For example, if someone living with autism has sensory sensitivity, an officer could be mindful of the possible effect of police lights or sirens when approaching that household. If a person with dementia has a history of wandering to a particular place, responding officers would know to quickly check that location. Or if responding officers are aware in advance that a person inside a residence is deaf, they can be prepared if they do not get a response to verbal directions.
“Whenever possible, we want to make accommodations to best-serve the needs of all our residents,” said Police Chief Gary Gardner. “Having this valuable information in advance can reduce confusion in what may already be a stressful or chaotic situation. Our goal is always to create the safest possible environment for everyone.”
The flagging program can be used for various relevant mental or physical health concerns, to include:
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Intellectual, developmental or degenerative disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Mental health diagnoses
  • Other behavior that may affect police response
A request form is available on the Howard County Police Department’s website under “Programs and Services.” Residents with questions about the program should contact the Community Outreach Division at 
410-313-2207 or All information submitted as part of the 911 flagging program remains confidential and will only be used by emergency dispatchers and responders.



The new category, Household, is for families who want all members of the household to be members of NAMI. You should list all members of the household who will be included as members on the back of the renewal form. Household Membership will be regarded as a single membership, no matter how many people are included.

(NEW) Household $60

Regular $40

Open Door $5

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