Walking With NAMI in Santa Clara

Telecare's Partners in Wellness program showed their spirit at Santa Clara County's first National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk on Saturday, September 17.

Telecare was a sponsor for the lively 5k walk, which aimed to raise awareness, educate, and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health. The day's events and activities began with a performance by Aztec dancers and drummers, and ended with feasting at food trucks.

“We had such a great time participating as a team in the Silicon Valley NAMI Walk! Every journey begins with that first step,” said Partners in Wellness Administrator Lillian J. Fillpot. "Together, we raised $660 for the event. It was a wonderful way to begin building our relationship with and presence in the county.”

Partners in Wellness, which opened on August 1, was created through Santa Clara County’s Pay for Success (PFS) project, a funding model in which the government pays for services only if a service provider achieves clearly defined results. Telecare teamed up with Santa Clara County and Third Sector Capital Partners to create the Full Service Partnership (FSP) program to provide intensive case management services in San Jose, CA. Partners in Wellness is the first PFS project in the country that is designed to serve residents with acute mental illness.