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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. We are one of more than 1,100 local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness — focused directly on helping people in Multnomah County, Oregon.

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Due to facilitator illness, we will temporarily be offering one weekly NAMI Connection Support Group beginning May 1st, 2016.

Saturdays | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Providence Building B, 5228 NE Hoyt, Portland OR 97213

If you are interested in becoming a Support Group Facilitator, please contact info@namimultnomah.org.

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Break the Stigma of mental illness, walk among your peers and families.

Come Walk with NAMI Multnomah!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

5K walk along the Vera Eastbank Esplanade

Register by going to www.namiwalks.org/northwest

Choose NAMI Multnomah as your affiliate.

There are numerous ways to get involved: walk on the 15th, donate for the walk, volunteer on the day of the walk, become a Team Captain or virtually walk. See the FAQ_2016 sheet for more information.

If you need further information contact Patty at 503-501-2360

Upcoming Classes

All classes offered by NAMI Multnomah are offered free of charge, but preregistration is required. Please call our help line at 503-228-5692 with questions, to register or you can now register online.

Family to Family – For family members and loved ones of adults living with mental illness

Spring 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 12 weeks| 9:30am – 12:00pm
April 2   – June 18
Wednesday evenings in NW Portland for 12 weeks| 6:00pm – 8:30pm
April 6 – June 22
Peer to Peer Recovery Education  Class – an experiential learning program for adults living with serious mental illness

Spring 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 10 weeks| 10:00am – 12:00pm
April 2 – June 4
NAMI Basics for parents and caregivers of Children & Adolescents is offered 3 times per year.  Click here for more information.
Spring 2016 Dates: Thursdays, May 5th – June 9th from 6:00 – 8:30pm in NE Portland.


Tuesday evenings at the VA for 6 weeks | 6:30pm-9:00pm
April 26 – May 31
Registration is closed. April and July classes are full.
Registration for October will open Monday, August 1

What are the levels/roles within the NAMI organization?

There are three levels within the organization.

NAMI National creates the class guidelines and content. They do the research and create evidence-based materials. National advocates for federal legislation that will help the mental health community. Their offices are in Arlington, VA.

NAMI Oregon provides training for the volunteer trainers for all the classes and support groups. They are the host organization for the NAMI Walk held on the third Sunday in May, each year.  They also work on state legislation to support the mental health community. Their offices are in SE Portland, Oregon.

NAMI Multnomah offers support groups, educational programs and the helpline. NAMI Multnomah also has a Resource Navigator to help find resources in the community. There are several county affiliates in our area: NAMI Clackamas, NAMI Washington County and NAMI SW Washington. At each level, the organization has their own boards, budgets and are their own 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

I Have A Mental Health

Let’s normalize the notion that we all have a mental health!

Taking care of our mental health and addressing issues at the earliest signs or symptoms ought to be no more challenging than addressing a physical health concern.

People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives

Abraham Lincoln ~ Catherine Zeta Jones ~ John Nash ~ Ernest Hemingway

Lionel Aldridge ~ Carrie Fisher ~ Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Patty Duke

Harrison Ford ~ Kurt Cobain ~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Winston Churchill ~

Michelangelo ~ Charles Dickens ~ Brandon Marshall ~ Macy Gray ~ Patrick J. Kennedy

Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm