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NAMI GB-CAN and NAMI MetroWest are looking for candidates to mentor groups who are interested in maintaining their wellness and recovery after experiencing mental illness. People with lived experience are trained to mentor the NAMI Peer-to-Peer program, a ten-week course which encourages participants to develop their own recovery path using mindfulness and stress reduction.

Participants in the Peer to Peer classes will be mentored by you through a process that allows them to recognize the trauma of mental illness, and develop tools to address triggers and possible relapse. Mentors receive a stipend and travelling expenses when they conduct a class.

Mentor training will be held March 14th 16th 2014 at Employment Options in Marlborough, MA (let us know if you need a ride or can give a ride).

To apply contact Judi Maguire (617) 580-8541 x211 jmaguire@namimass.org or Howard Trachtman hdt@nami.org (781) 642-0368 or complete the application overleaf.

Application Flyer Here.

Jobs with NAMI GB CAN

updated 1/18/2014

Volunteers needed. Come to our monthly affiliate meeting (see agenda) and talk with Howard, make some connections, and get stated with NAMI. We have many fun activities including the annual Walk fundraiser. Come learn and grow with NAMI GB CAN. It's good work with good people and it's fun!

NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Affiliate / Advocacy Network
Contact us via email at: info@namigbcan.org
Contact us by phone: (617) 626-8694

Thanks for your interest in NAMI Greater Boston CAN.

At Present these are all volunteer positions. Please click on link to bring you to job description page.


Outreach Associate

Public Policy Coordinator

Information Technology


Other Jobs:

Disability Benefit & Employment Resources

Benefits experts familiar with people with disabilities who won't charge:

  • Bob Smith works for the Department of Mental Health and can be reached at 617 626 8132.
  • Brian Forsythe works with the federally funded BenePlan Program and can be reached at 508 856 2513.
  • Brian Osborne works for the Department of Mental Health and helps people with job search as well and can be reached at (617) 626-9267.

Good organizations for help with job search:

One Stop Career Centers:

Specialized organizations:

Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community, Peer Education Resource Center http://www.metrobostonrlc.org/perc.html

Jewish Vocational Service (You don't need to be Jewish)

Work, Inc.

Operation Able
(prefers to work with mature workers, 45 plus)

Help with self-employment:

Center for Women and Enterprise (don't have to be female) www.cweonline.org

Veteran's Business Owners (some clasees open ot non-veterans) www.veteranbusinessowners.org

Please see helpful links below:

Disability Benefit & Employment Resources

Gateway to Massachusetts Disability Services:
(Search for Disability Services)

Employment Services from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission:
(Search for Vocational Rehabilitation Services)

Massachusetts Work Incentive and Benefits Counseling Services:
Toll Free: 1-877-YES-WORK (937-9675)


Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities:



Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities:
Toll Free: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778

Social Security Work Incentives and Other Employment Supports:

SSDI and SSI applications must be made to the Social Security Administration,
either at an area SSA field office, or on-line at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines:
(Select HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2011)

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