Save the Date! Tag Day Spring May 5th and 6th 2017!!

National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban


Help end the stigma against mental illness and sign up for TAG DAYS for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban.

Volunteers needed on Friday May 5 (6am-6pm) and Saturday 7am-noon

Shifts 2 hours each. We are making life better for everyone with mental health conditions by sharing information and collecting funds needed to keep our programs free!

Help us change how people think about mental illness.

Help us make a difference for those affected by #mentalillness and their families!

Tag day is around the corner and we need volunteers!

Volunteers please email Susan Ockerlund susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com

Together we can make a difference.



North Suburban Housing Wait List Opening

On  October 4, 2016, The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will begin accepting pre-applications for one (1) bedroom standard and (1) bedroom Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard units (UFAS) at the following Affordable Housing Community:

North Suburban Housing

215 W. Miner, Arlington Heights, IL & 9238 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL

Note: Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard Units

These apartments are all one bedroom, one bathroom units that include accessible features such as lower cabinets in the kitchen as well as grab bars and a shower seat in the bathroom.  These units also have wider doorways for easier access for wheelchairs and walkers and accessible controls for heating and air conditioning as well as the shower set at a height that is easier for a wheelchair user to reach.

To qualify for the wait list opening:

  • The head of household or co-head/spouse must be eligible for one of the following preferences: a person 62 years of age or older OR a person 18 years of age or older with a disability;
  • The annual income for a one person household cannot exceed $32,340 and the annual income for a two person household cannot exceed $36,960;
  • Household will be required to pay rent equal up to 30% of their adjusted annual income.

Please note that the HACC will only accept the first 300 completed pre-applications.

Beginning October 4, 2016 Wait List Pre-Application will be available at the following locations during noted business hours.

HACC Wait List & Leasing Department

175 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 350

Chicago, IL 60604

Fax (312) 542-4752

North Suburban Housing Offices:

(See Property Managers)

215 W. Miner, Arlington Heights, IL 60005


9238 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60077


Monday through Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed Wednesdays

IMPORTANT – If you or anyone in your household is a person with a disability and requires a specific accommodation or seeks assistance with the completion of the pre-application, please contact the housing authority via any of the methods listed above, or call (312) 542-4786.

NAMI CCNS Cubs baseball

Aug, 31 2016 NAMI CCNS Fundraiser – Let’s Go Cubs Event!!!!

Join us at the Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday August 31, 2016.

We will start the game activities at 5pm in the Jack Daniels patio… all the ball park food and beer for you and your guests to enjoy!

Then take your seats in the NAMI CCNS section at 7pm to see if this is the year!!!

50/50 raffle for patrons in the Jack Daniel patio, winners need to be present. Don’t forget to go visit our executive director, Nancy Cartstedt, Cub usher!!!!

This is a first come first serve event!!!

For your ticket purchase of $150 for this fundraiser call the office at 847-716-2252 or email Sue at susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com

FaithNet National Day of Prayer Campaign – 2016 Week 1 – Did you know?

Did you know?

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October’s Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of  NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. This year, the  National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and  Understanding will be observed on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.

*This is a series of Questions by NAMI CCNS FaithNet to raise awareness for the National Day of Prayer Campaign, beginning August 30th going through Oct. 5, 2016

Please feel free to  check out these two topical NAMI National resources:

  • Inspirational and Healing Prayers – Prayers can be shared in many ways both formally and informally. Many faith traditions find that by praying together and sharing inspirations can help promote understanding and encouragement.
  • National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding – The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding has been designated as the Tuesday of Mental Illness Awareness Week which is first week in October of each year. This year, the National Day of Prayer takes place Oct. 4, 2016. Mental illness networks and faith leaders are urged to work together so that they may recognize and prepare for this day in a way that works best for each faith community. The prayers and actions of both faith communities and secular organizations (e.g. NAMI, NMHA, DBSA, OCF, ADAA, etc.) are needed to restore mental wellness in America. In seeking God’s guidance, we can recommit ourselves to replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness.