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Support 360 parents of children and teens with schizophrenia



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A lot can happen in just a few days. Stay up-to-date with our project and progress here.


  • Created our project

    Nov 16

  • Collected our first 3 pledges

    Nov 16

  • Funded 25% of goal

    Nov 16

  • Funded 50% of goal

    Nov 21

  • Funded 75% of goal

    Nov 27

  • We have reached $7,000, 75% of our goal!

    Nov 27

    Thanks to all of you 33 backers! The campaign is 75% to its all-or-nothing goal! Please share this campaign with friends and family, so we can reach 100%


  • Funded 100% of goal

    Dec 2

  • Funded 100%+ of goal

    Dec 2

  • We did it! We have raised over $9,500, 100% of our goal!

    Dec 3

    I am so grateful to all of you who donated! We raised over $9,500 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI in honor of Louis! The money will train 3 teachers and support 360 parents of children and teens with schizophrenia.

    Thank you for your support!


    Zachary Schleien

    Project owner

  • Delivered the check to NAMI!

    Jan 21

    Hi Backers,

    Last week I delivered the check to NAMI, which will be used to fund the Basics Program. These funds will train 3 teachers and directly support 360 parents of children and teens with schizophrenia!

    Thank you again for all of your support! I will continue to keep you updated.



    Zachary Schleien

    Project owner

  • NAMI New Jersey Update

    Sep 24

    I wanted to give you a brief update on NAMI Basics in NJ.

    - On June 21, 2018, 6 families graduated from NAMI Basics en Espanol in New Brunswick.

    - NAMI NJis recruiting people to become trained Basics instructors, at a training in September 2018.

    - NAMI NJ is in talks with a statewide Basics instructor to begin in-state training, to make it more feasible for New Jersey folks to get certified to teach the course.

    - NAMI NJ is collecting resumes and will begin interviewing for a Basics Coordinator in Fall 2018.

    Zachary Schleien

    Project owner

  • NAMI Basics Update - CaringCrowd

    Jun 3

    Due to the funding, NAMI NJ sent 2 people to the NAMI National training on Basics in Reston, VA in April 2019.  Being trained by Nationals means that these individuals can now train other people to be Basics teachers.  If they teach a class of 10 people (conservatively), that will be 10 additional teachers that can go on to provide classes throughout the state.  In each of those classes, NAMI NJ can have up to 20 parents.  These 2 state trainers can now impact 200 children in the next 1-2 years alone.

    2 state trainers ---> 1 class with 10 participants trained to be Basics Leaders ---> each Basic Leader teaches 2 classes over 2 years ---> between 200-400 student lives affected.

    The state trainers are working with NAMI NJ staff to coordinate the first Basics state training in many years.  Once the participants have been trained, NAMI NJ will be working with them in their local areas - to partner with local entities who have parents in need of this service.

    Zachary Schleien

    Project owner

What's Next

  • Funds the NAMI Basics Program

  • Recruit and train 3 teachers

  • Provide the tools to 360 family members

  • GOAL

    3 teachers trained

  • GOAL

    360 family members participating in and graduating from the 6 week course

  • Project complete

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