For you information:  Heart and Soul Of Change Workshop 

Good morning!  Attached is the Heart and Soul of Change Workshop NAMI has assisted us in sponsoring. again, I really appreciate the support and monies towards this important recovery oriented venture. We have mailed this brochure to AMDD, CMHB, WMMHC, Center 4 MH, the NASW list, and the BOV. Please pass on to others that you think may be interested.

Heart and Soul of Change Registration

Thanks again!

Jodi M. Daly, Ph.D.
Deputy Director

81 W. Park St.
Butte, MT  59701

Ph: 406.491.1211
Fax: 406.782.4020

Categories : Workshops
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Dear CSAA Board Members, 

Our Annual Congress is this Friday, April 27th at the TRW Building 3rd Floor Conference Room (we usually meet on the 2nd floor, so be sure to make it to the top floor!)

A lot of details have been handled in an effort to provide a good program and to have qualified nominees for the open positions on the Board, but…  


1.  Fill up your car.  If you're driving, please invite consumers, family members and/or providers from your area.  This is critical as we are going to be needing feedback from each area as to what is working, what's not working and what's needed.  The Congress is THE PLACE for these people to be heard.  I know there are enough Consumers in each area and having the opportunity to see what we do and let us know what they need is critical to our success.   

2.  Be welcoming.  A couple of our members have been recruited to act as Greeters and to "police" the hallways as we must keep them free of people "hanging out" in consideration of the workers on that floor.  Please take it upon yourself to welcome any one you don't know and make them feel "at home."  Check to see if they have a name tag, coffee or any questions.

3.  Come prepared and focused.  We've known that we need to identify our 2013 Legislative Priorities and this Congress will allow us to not only benefit from your feedback, but from our Guests as well.  I have created a handout that gives the Legislative Priorities from 3 other Mental Health Groups to get the conversation started.  So give some thought to what YOUR COMMUNITY needs so we can start the discussion to determine what the CSAA feels are the priorities in our area.  

4.  Enjoy!  I hate to be missing the meeting but know that I will be there in spirit.  Relax, enjoy our guests and help in any way to make this a wonderful experience for the Board and our guests.  






Alicia Smith
President, Central Service Area Authority (CSAA)
Representative, NAMI National Consumer Council
Consumer Representative, NAMI Montana Board Member

Categories : Annual Congress
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Hi Gang, 

Hope everyone wintered well and is anxious to make this year's event the biggest and best in our history of providing help for the veterans of North Central Montana.

The first meeting is set for 1:00 PM this coming Friday, April 20th, in the McFadden Multipurpose Room in the basement at the Center For Mental Health. Due to scheduling problems, the meetings this year will move around "date wise and day wise," so pay close attention to the schedule printed on the first meeting agenda so you will be able to mark your calendars accurately. 

We at VETS4VETS are very grateful to all those who have been with us for any or all of the incredible events we've done to this date. We look forward to seeing all the smiling faces this next Friday.

Thank you,


Rodger, Billy, and Wally of VETS4VETS

Categories : Vets4Vets
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April's CSAA meeting will be held on April 27th in the 3rd floor conference room of the TRW Building.  This meeting will start at 1:00 pm after the completion of the CSAA Congress.  For the agenda click here.

Categories : Monthly Meetings
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