Tickets available for annual Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner

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NAMI-Yolo County, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is holding its 41st annual Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner and Fundraiser on Feb. 20 at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th Ave., Davis from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going online at or by calling NAMI’s local office at 530-756-8181.

James Glica-Hernandez, who was recently recognized by the Board of Supervisors for his extensive contributions to educate, advocate, support and raise awareness for mental health care in Yolo County, will present the evening’s Keynote address. As a peer, family member, community leader, and respected vocal music educator and musical director at the Woodland Opera House, James will talk about Recovery in Yolo County. We will present Kathy Williams-Fossdahl will be honored with the NAMI Yolo Outstanding Mental Health Community Service Award for her invaluable contributions to sustain the only two Board and Care for those living in recovery with serious mental Illness in Yolo County – the Pine Tree Garden East and West homes – and her ongoing support Mental Health Services in Yolo County.

The Pat Williams Dinner brings together 200 attendees from our community who are invested in prevention, early intervention and recovery services for folks experiencing mental health conditions. The dinner will host individuals with lived experience, loved ones, providers, community leaders, researchers, the judiciary, educators, and neighbors who wish to honor and continue the work of the late Pat Williams. Pat’s work played a pivotal role in establishing the majority of Yolo County’s mental health services and housing for people living with a mental health condition. We hope you will join us to celebrate her legacy and the accomplishments of our mental health community.

NAMI Yolo County envisions a stigma-free future where all people affected by a mental health condition experience resiliency and recovery with safe, affordable housing, meaningful activities, supportive relationships and hope. We achieve this vision by providing advocacy, support, education and public awareness so that all individuals and families who are affected by mental illness can build better lives. So join us, let’s advocate, educate and learn together.


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