PRLog - Feb. 17, 2013 - Rev Craig A. Brown, founder of Five Strings Partnership, will be a keynote speaker at Portland Oregon's NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on February 23, 2013. Rev Brown is known as a man with a mission: to impact the lives of people dealing with mental health issues by building support for strong families and communities.
Rev. Craig A. Brown, Founder of Five Strings Partnership
Rev Brown will also be a guest on the Portland Cable Media TV Program "Ghetto Rise" hosted by Victoria Muhammad on Feb 22nd.
A Fundraising Reception will be held for Rev Brown on Feb 24, at the Sky Room at the Merrick, 1231 NE MLK Blvd, Portland Oregon.
While in Portland Oregon, Rev Brown will also be meeting with key individuals in the community: Dr David Hildago, Director of Mental Health for Multnomah County and Commissioner Loretta Smith, District 2 Multnomah County.
Tickets for the NAACP Dinner are $55.00 each and can be purchased online through Eventbrite.com http://portlandnaacp.eventbrite.com. Tickets for the Five Strings Partnership Fund raiser are free, although a donation is suggested, and can be reserved on Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people. And every person suffering from mental illness has a significant impact on their family and friends.
Five Strings Partnership seeks to provide foundational support to communities and families with the rhythm of mental health support in the melody of life. Their aim is to provide opportunities for clients to receive subsidized mental health services provided by their network of professional therapists.
Five Strings will make a difference by:
· Partnering with mental health care providers
· Host mental health care awareness & fund raising campaigns
· Connect applicants with our network of mental health care providers
· Fund mental health care providers who service our approved applicants
· Conduct evaluations of our relationships with our network of mental health care providers
Five Strings Partnership is looking to build partnerships their quest to strengthen communities and build families one person at a time.
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest Civil Rights organization. Portland Oregon NAACP Branch 1120 was founded in 1914 and is the oldest continuously chartered branch west of the Mississippi.
Cynthia Harris is a Media Contact for the NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner and Fundraising Director for Five Strings Partnership. She can be reached as email@example.com