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Support 600 Family Members w/ a Loved One w/ Mental Illness



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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

    May 14

  • Collected our first 3 pledges

    May 14

  • Funded 25% of goal

    May 16

  • Funded 50% of goal

    May 31

  • Funded 75% of goal

    Jun 1

  • Funded 100% of goal

    Jun 4

  • Funded 100%+ of goal

    Jun 4

  • We hit 100%!

    Jun 5

    I'm extremely grateful to my friends and family who helped me fund my latest fundraising project on CaringCrowd in honor of Louis Hjerpe. I want to particularly thank Jeanne Nelson and Fred Hjerpe. Without them, it would not have been possible.

    Your generosity will now fund the NAMI El-Dorado Family to Family program supporting 600 family members with a loved one having a mental illness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



    Zachary Schleien

    Project owner

  • NAMI El Dorado Update

    Sep 29

    Here is an update for NAMI El Dorado's Family to Family program.

    - 4 new Family-to-Family (F2F) teachers (Dana, Val, Fred, Veronica).
    - Multiple waitlisted for F2F educator training which will be held in South Lake Tahoe in July.
    - Family to Family being planned for Spring 2019 in El Dorado Hills.
    - Greater outreach being done across the county as a result of developing more F2F skilled volunteer and a higher volume of the community reaching to NAMI El Dorado County for support.
    - NAMI El Dorado will be graduating a full class of 16 from F2F on 13-Oct.

    Zachary Schleien

    Project owner

What's Next

  • Train/develop 12 Family-to-Family instructors

  • Conduct 1 Family-to-Family starting September 2018

  • Recruit at least 4 new candidates for Instructor Training by October 2018

  • GOAL

    Support 600 Family Members With a Loved One With Mental Illness

  • GOAL

    Train 12 NAMI Family-to-Family instructors

  • Project complete

See how far we've come

Our milestones
  • Jerry

  • Zach

  • Melanie Mann

  • Janice


  • Morgan

  • Stephen and Barbara

  • Jennifer


Thank you, CaringCrowd community.
Your pledges will help make change possible.