NAMI Clackamas is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone impacted by mental health issues through education, support, and advocacy, offered free of charge, and delivered for and by people with lived experience since 1978.
Our Education Programs ensure that families, individuals and educators in our community get the support and information they need.
Staff and volunteers work collaboratively to shape national, state and local public policy for people with mental illness and their families. We provide volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health.
Our Support Groups are free, drop-in, peer-led groups for adults living with mental illness and those who love and care about them. Participants gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have experiences similar to yours.
Our Peer Resource Coordinator (PeRC) program allows us to respond personally to hundreds of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support as well as help identifying and applying for benefits you may qualify for —a much-needed lifeline for many.
Public awareness events, presentations and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week, NAMIWalks, Ending the Silence and In Our Own Voice successfully fight stigma and discrimination and encourage understanding.