Aug 15, 2023

Kohl’s is giving a $6 million donation to NAMI to help expand mental health support groups, programming and resources for individuals across the country, with a focus on reaching communities of color. 

Through prior funding with Kohls, NAMI was able to start 124 new support groups in underserved communities across the country, reaching thousands of individuals with mental health conditions and their families. Also, 17 NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates implemented new support groups specifically intended to serve communities of color. Additionally, 36% of affiliates who received funding from the Kohls grant saw an increase in the diversity of their support group participants.

By providing mini-grants and online tools and resources, NAMI can apply Kohl’s funding in ways that best suit the unique needs of each community. Over the next three years, NAMI will continue to broaden its reach by:

“Every year, millions of Americans are impacted by mental health conditions but often face tremendous barriers to get the help they or a loved one need,” said Daniel H. Gillison Jr., NAMI chief executive officer. “Through our partnership with Kohl’s, we can better meet individuals and families of all backgrounds wherever they are on their mental health journeys and provide them with accessible support. We are grateful to be partnering with Kohl’s and appreciate their continued investment in NAMI’s work.”

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).