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Support NAMI Spokane
Our Area’s Voice on Mental Illness
Join Us in the Mission
Seeking to Improve the Lives of People with Mental Illness
The Board of Directors – the people you’ve chosen to represent you – is growing and becoming more diverse. We have many top-notch individuals who know multiple aspects of the organization’s needs, your needs (family and peers), and many of the needs of the community. It’s pretty exciting. To get an idea of who’s joined the group, check out our board here.
We are trying to focus on the greatest areas of need. NAMI Spokane is committed to paving the way for people experiencing mental health concerns to –
1) get the right treatment,
2) get the right treatment at the right time, and
3) diverting individuals from the legal/justice system to interventions that help rather
We’ve developed relationships with key partners in the community to facilitate collaboration, including law enforcement, mental health court, Providence, Spokane Public Schools – specifically West Valley School District, the Public Health Department, Transitions/Women’s Hearth, Disability Rights Washington, and so many more. If you interested in helping us connect with community groups or representing NAMI Spokane with special interest groups like the Suicide Prevention Coalition, for example, call us at 509-838-5515 to volunteer.
The transition from Eastern State Hospital (ESH) to being the first full-time, paid Executive Director for NAMI Spokane has been a good change for me. I still miss working with the folks confined to ESH’s Forensic Services program and I’ve stayed in touch with many. I’ve met some really great, dedicated people here at NAMI Spokane and I’m happy to be here doing the best I can to make a difference.
If there’s anything we can do to assist you on your mental health journey, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Take gentle care,
If You Are in Crisis
For emergencies: Dial ‘911’
Regional Behavior Health Crisis Line (formerly First Call for Help): (877) 266-1818
NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or Text “NAMI” to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: – 1-800-273-8255 or Online Chat
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or Text 66008 or Online Chat
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chat
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or Online Chat
NAMI Spokane is a grassroots, nonprofit, all volunteer organization. We advocate for those who live with mental illnesses and their families. We rely on the talents and generosity of our member volunteers to maintain our office headquarters in the Peyton Building and leading our many education and support programs.
We are excited to have new people join our organization, assisting as we continue the advocacy to erase the stigma of living with mental illness. Please join us today! Dues are only $35 per year. If you are considering financial gifting, we would like to remind you that donations to NAMI Spokane are tax deductible.
To pay dues or to donate to NAMI Spokane using a credit card or PayPal:
NAMI Received Four Stars From Charity Navigator! This rating shows that NAMI adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially efficient way.
Special thanks to Providence Behavioral Health Organization for the sizeable donation! This donation will be used for NAMI Spokane programming!!!
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