BONNIE AND JIM MOORE, 2013 HOC Award Recipients


Bonnie and Jim Moore have worked for more than 14 years advocating for individuals with mental health issues.  Not only have they worked with mentally ill individuals but they have helped countless family members to be able to cope, live and understand and support their own family member who may suffer from mental illness.

Their involvement in the community has included each of them participating on many of the same agencies and boards.

-Past Highland Rivers community Service Board
-Past Disability Link Board Member
-National Alliance on Mental Illness
-Past  Many volunteer jobs at First United Methodist Church
-NAMI President
-Pine Ridge housing for persons with mental illness
– Disability Link Board Member
-Juvenile Court Citizens Review Panel
-Past Mentor-East Central Elementary School
-Past numerous volunteer jobs at First United Methodist Church

Bonnie and Jim:
-Homeless Task Force
-Weekly family Group facilitators
-Family to Family and Basic teachers for caregivers of persons with mental illness
-Advocate local and state level for mental illness
-Organizes yearly candlelight service for Mental Illness Awareness Week
-NAMI Walks
-Crisis Intervention Team training Regional Coordinators
-Floyd County Suicide Prevention Coalition
-Mission Trip to Mississippi following Katrina

Nominated by Marsha Spota, “Jim and Bonnie have fought hard for the rights of individuals with mental illness and for the stigma that goes along with that illness to be eradicated.”

Bonnie and Jim enjoy time with their three grown daughters and two grandsons and time at their cabin in Cloudland, GA where they reenergize in order to continue their work helping persons with mental illness and their families.