PAIMI program was established by Congress in 1986. Each state has
a PAIMI program which receives funding from the National Center
for Mental Health Services. The purpose of PAIMI is:
and advocate for the rights of people with mental illness, and
allegations of abuse and neglect of persons living in residential
facilities or facilities that provide care and treatment.
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental
Health Services (CMHS) administers the PAIMI Program.
program offers the following services:
and referral regarding available programs and services;
and systemic advocacy;
education, training and technical assistance on disability rights,
laws and services.
provides assistance in the following areas:
is Eligible for PAIMI Services?
eligible for PAIMI services include individuals with mental illness
or emotional impairments residing in the community or in facilities
such as state and county psychiatric facilities, nursing homes,
jails and prisons, and private treatment facilities.
Department of Health and Senior Services
Division of Mental Health Services
Health Association of New Jersey
Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Mental Health Association (NMHA)
Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Women's Health Resource Center
Abuse Mental Health Services Administration