Due to Flooding NAMI Administrative Offices are closed until further notice.

You may reach us through the HelpLine at 503-228-5692. Administrative staff are working remotely.        

Please note that the Family Support Group has been temporarily re-located:
  • Mondays 6:00 – 7:30PM 
  • June 13th – September 26, 2016
  • TaborSpace Dining Room – 5441 SE Belmont


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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.

Registration for the October 17-21, 2016 Peer Support Specialist Training (PSST) opens Monday, August 1st

For more information, and to fill out the electronic application, please visit: Peer Support Specialist Training

JOB OPPORTUNITY-Closes 8/10/2016 @ noon

Family Partner – Multnomah Wraparound

Employment Status:  Full time 40 hrs.

Pay: $16.00 per hour Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision benefits for employee after 1 month from hire date

Location: National Alliance on Mental Illness Multnomah Office – 524 NE 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213

Job Summary:  The Family Partner provides peer support to parents and caregivers of children enrolled in Multnomah Wraparound.  The Family Partner works to assist family/caregivers and natural supporters to successfully engage and participate in Wraparound to optimize the mental health services the child is receiving.  In general, a peer support specialist is defined as having the ability to use personal life (lived) and professional knowledge/skills to teach, empower, advocate, model and support families.

Family Partners are required to have “lived” experience as the parent and/or primary caregiver of a child who has experienced mental, emotional and/or behavioral health problems.

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: patricia@namimultnomah.org AND june.halcomb@multco.us; or mail to our office by August 10, 2016 at noon. 

Patricia Day TenEyck, Executive Director

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97213
For detailed information: Job Announcement Family Partner July 2016

Looking for support groups or classes?
Click on Calendar to see everything in one place.

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

Saturdays | 8:30am – 10:00am | Men’s Resource Center, 2318 NE MLK Blvd., Portland OR 97212

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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Thanks to our presenters Rick Ralston, Project Manager for Behavioral Health Services and Janie Marsh, Director EVOLVE Peer Support Services, for providing our large group of members, volunteers and community members with information about Unity Center for Behavioral Health.

This unique center will be a great addition in services for the families and peers of our community.





 Enter our annual fundraising drawing to win an original artwork,

“Tranquility” by Pathfinder Award winner Jennifer Pepin.

Tickets on sale through July 29; buy four tickets and get one free!  $20 per raffle ticket.

All proceeds go to support NAMI Multnomah!

Call 503-501-2360 to purchase your tickets now.


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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.

Peer to Peer Recovery Education  Class – an experiential learning program for adults living with serious mental illness

Summer 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 10 weeks| 10:00am – 12:00pm
June 18 – August 20

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

Fall 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 12 weeks| 9:30am – 12:00pm
September 3 – November 19
Wednesday evenings in NW Portland for 12 weeks| 6:00pm – 8:30pm
September 7 – November 23
Wednesday evenings at the VA Portland Healthcare System for 12 weeks| 6:30pm – 9:00pm
September 7 – November 23
NAMI Basics for parents and caregivers of Children & Adolescents is offered 3 times per year.  Click here for more information.
Fall dates to be announced.


Spring 2016
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