NAMI is a grassroots organization dedicated to assisting those living with mental illness and their families. With renowned programs, dedicated volunteers, publications, and online resources, we seek to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.
NAMI Solano County is a grassroots organization, incorporated in 1985, as a support group helping families and individuals affected by mental illness. Our mission encompasses three focus areas:
EDUCATION: Our education programs provide the tools, awareness, and coping skills needed to overcome the challenges faced by people and families affected by mental illness.
SUPPORT: We offer support groups facilitated by trained family members and individuals who have firsthand experience coping with mental illness.
OUTREACH: We strive to end discrimination and stigma for all those persons affected by mental illness.
Our Holiday Gift Bag project delivers bags filled with gifts, treats, and hygiene items for those living with mental illness. Often, this is the only gift they receive during the holidays.
In 2019, the holiday gift bag project provided 500 gift bags to those living with mental illness in Solano County.
Over the course of 2019, 79 individuals graduated from one of our educational programs (Family to Family, Peer to Peer and NAMI Basics) and 50 Connection and Family Support Groups sessions were held. 87% of participants in these programs strongly agreed that they had learned new coping skills.
$3,000 to support our Holiday Gift Bag project.