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INDEPENDENCE


Should be a Common Wealth

STATEMENT OF GOALS AND PRIORITIES (FY 2015)

NMPASI, a local non-profit organization, administers grant programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), and the Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)/Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • GOAL 1: To provide legally-based advocacy services on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families in the CNMI.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 1.1:
    Facilitate appropriate advocacy and provide direct representation for eligible individuals with disabilities in the community (at least one more than the previous fiscal year).

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 1.2:
    Facilitate sufficient technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, family members of individuals with disabilities and other members of the general community at large.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 1.3:
    Facilitate appropriate representation for un/underserved individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to those living in institutions or other housing facilities).

    GOAL 2: To advance the understanding of and appreciation for Protection & Advocacy services and disability-related issues in the CNMI.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 2.1:
    Facilitate opportunities for the community to engage in learning about disability-related issues.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 2.2:
    Promote the understanding of local and federal disability laws.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 2.3:
    Foster local capacity in self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities.

    GOAL 3: To enhance the quality of protection & advocacy services and the efficiency of the organization's operations.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 3.1:
    Maintain an efficient, effective and legally compliant administrative operation.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 3.2:
    Maintain an effective, diverse and knowledgeable staff and board of directors.

    small star indicating bullet point.Priority 3.3:
    Ensure sufficient and sustainable funding in support of organization's mission.

    For anything further, please feel free to contact the NMPASI Office at (670) 235-7273/4 / 235-9506 [tel.] / 235-7275 [fax] / 235-7278 [tty] or contact us on-line at www.nmpasi.org.

    NMPASI, a local non-profit organization, administers grant programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), and the Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)/Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the Social Security Administration (SSA)


  • Our Mission:
    To Protect the civil, legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.

    Proud Member of the CNMI "Tri-Agency"




    Additional Resources:

  • Council on Developmental Disabilities (CNMI CDD)
  • University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
  • ADA Homepage
  • Guam Developmental Disabilities Council
  • CNMI Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor

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