ARCHBOLD – The NAMI Four County’s October 5th meeting will be presented by Kelly Gerken, Founder and General Manager of Sufficient Grace Ministries (SGM), based near Deshler.
Sufficient Grace was founded by Gerken in 2004 after the death of twin daughters and later a son.
The Department provides local, state, and global support and resources to families who have suffered pregnancy and infant loss.
Support is personal to families in northwest Ohio and other regions of the state, as well as parts of central and southeast Michigan. Families living in other areas – both in the United States and around the world – can receive SGM programs online. The ministry reaches more than 1,000 families every year, according to Gerken.
The public meeting will be held in both face-to-face and virtual form at 7:00 p.m. at the Four County’s ADAMhs boardroom at T-761 Ohio 66 south of Archbold.
To register for the face-to-face meeting, please contact Wendy Jennings, NAMI Executive Director, at [email protected] or by calling 419-405-3651.
Participants in the face-to-face meeting are strongly advised to wear a mask regardless of their COVID vaccination status.
Those who prefer to attend virtually will also need to call or email Wendy Jennings to get the meeting link to NAMI’s Zoom account.
NAMI Four County is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In addition to the meetings held every first Tuesday of the month, it offers free community education programs and free peer-led support groups for families and friends of loved ones who have mental illness, as well as support groups for people with mental illness. All programs are public.
For more information on NAMI’s autumn program and the schedule for the support groups, please visit their website: www.namifourcounty.org.