Classes & Programs

Community Events

Evening with the Experts: The aim of this program is to increase public awareness about mental health conditions by hosting community forums on various issues in the mental health community and open discussions on how to facilitate change and break the stigma around mental illness. Check out our upcoming Summer 2018 presentations here!

NAMI Walk: Each year we bring together thousands of people from all backgrounds with one common goal; to help fight the stigma around mental health in our community. Mental illness is an issue that should be talked about more. While there will never be a simple cure for the many ways that it affects us, learning positive coping skills and the confidence to live a full life are what NAMI is all about. Join us in May 2019 for the next NAMI Walk!


Support Groups

Join us for a free, drop-in support group! No pre-registration required. Download our complete list of Support Groups here.

  • NAMI Multnomah’s newest group, Parent Support Group, for parents and caregivers of children/adolescents with mental health barriers, meets on the third Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and the third Thursday from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. at our office (522 NE 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213).
  • NAMI Multnomah’s free, drop-in Family Support Group meets every Monday from 6:00 – 7:30pm at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215).
  • NAMI Multnomah’s free, drop-in Spouses & Partners Support Group meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at NAMI Multnomah (524 NE 52nd Ave., Portland OR 97213).
  • NAMI Multnomah’s free, drop-in Connection Recovery Support Group meets every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Multnomah County East, Senior Center, Primrose Room (600 NE 8th Street, Gresham, OR 97030).
  • NAMI Multnomah’s free, drop-in Schizophrenia Peer Support Group meets every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00pm at NAMI Multnomah (524 NE 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213).



NAMI Multnomah offers classes for Peers and  Family Members. All classes are FREE but require pre-registration. Call 503.228.5692 to register, or for more information. Classes meet 1 time per week for 2 to 2.5 hours. 

For Family Members and Loved Ones

  • NAMI Basics: 6-session class for caregivers of children and adolescents
  • NAMI Homefront: 6-session class for family, caregivers and friends of Veterans and military service members.
  • Family-to-Family: 12-week class for family members, taught by family members

For Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

  • Peer-to-Peer: 8-week class promoting stability and recovery, taught by trained peer mentors
  • Peer Support Specialist Training: 50-hour Oregon Health Authority approved training program
  • First Step: community outreach program, regular visits to inpatient psychiatric units at area hospitals
  • In Our Own Voice: community presentations; learn how to tell your story and help combat the stigma surrounding mental illness.
  • Ending the Silence: Help middle and high schoolers understand mental illness and about the warning signs for themselves and their friends

Call our HelpLine at 503.228.5692 to enroll in a free class, or for more information about any of our programs. 

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