Join us! Our 11th Annual NAMI Northwest Walk, presented by Providence Health & Services, will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade in Portland. Registration begins at noon, and the walk begins at 1 pm. Click here to view the Walk map.
Help us raise funds and awareness for NAMI in Oregon and Southwest Washington! Ninety percent of funds raised stay in our local communities, helping us provide education, support and advocacy services for individuals living with mental illness, and their families and loved ones.
Sign up using our new, easy-to-use website today! You can sign up using your Facebook account and even use a mobile fundraising app.
Please note that the Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon will be taking place in the morning on walk day. Please click here to find information about road closures and alternate routes.
Welcome to NAMI Oregon
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI Oregon) is a statewide grassroots organization with more than 1,500 members in 15 affiliates; it is one of 50 state organizations that comprise the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).†† Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and their families and loved ones through education, support, and advocacy. Our statewide toll-freeHelpline (800-343-6264) is answered by trained volunteers and staff who provide information and referrals to mental health resources.
NAMI Oregon's affiliates, which rely on the support of dedicated volunteers, are vital to providing programs and services locally to let you know you are not alone. NAMI Oregon also works to ensure that everyone affected by mental illness is represented wherever decisions are made. NAMI Oregon testifies before the state legislature, serves on state planning and advisory committees, actively partners with strategic coalitions, and participates in task forces and other policy forums.
Read below for the latest news and events at NAMI Oregon.
NAMI Housing Bill Advances
NAMI Oregonís proposal to create a special housing-development incentive fund recently won unanimous approval before the House Human Services and Housing Committee.
Read abut this and NAMI Oregon's other legislative priorities on our Advocacy page.
See the Upcoming Trainings page of the NAMI Oregon website for information on trainings to become a NAMI teacher, support group facilitator, or presenter. Training schedules and application forms are included. Contact Education Programs Manager Peter Link at (503) 230-8009 or email@example.com with any question about trainings.
Peer Advocacy and Community Supports
NAMI Oregon is now offering Peer Advocacy and Community Supports (PACS) appointments for Multnomah county residents. Started by staff at NAMI of Washington County, PACS is a one-on-one resource referral service to help individuals living with mental illness access a wide range of resources. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Dahl Supports NAMI Oregon
Check out this video of Dave Dahl, founder of Daveís Killer Bread, on why he supports NAMI and our mission. Huge thanks to Eric Eaklor/ESquared Productions for donating the time and talent to make this video, and big thanks to Dave Dahl and our friends at Dave's Killer Bread for all of their support!
NAMI Oregon is rebuilding its Community Resources webpage. We have added many new resources statewide and will continue adding more in the weeks to come. Please take a look. If you know of a resource in your community that falls under one of the categories covered and should be included but is not, please email the suggested addition to email@example.com.