NAMI Contra Costa

Mission Statement – To provide support, outreach, education and advocacy to individuals living with and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI Contra Costa is a charitable mental health non-profit organization providing outreach, education, support and advocacy to families and individuals in need of help. We have been assisting people and families affected by mental illness in Contra Costa for over 30 years. All our programs are free, so get involved today and help make a difference in your life, others’ lives, and in the local community.

Community

NAMI In Motion 2017

Join us for a day of family, friends and fun as we raise funds for our programs!

To Join or Create a Team

  1. Go here and click the green Join Now button.
  2. Fill out the information page. Click Next.
  3. Choose one of the three options.  NOTE – if you select “I do not want to join a team”, you will still be prompted to create your own personal fundraising page.  Click Next.
  4. Customize your fundraising page.  Create a page that is personal and inviting.  Explain why NAMI CC is important to you, how you have helped others, etc. Click Next.
  5. Finish with the confirmation page.

To Donate

  1. Go here and click the Green Donate button on the right side of the screen.
  2. In the pop up window, choose how you want to donate – Directly to the Walk, a Team or Individual.
  3. Follow the prompts after you made your choice.  You may have to scroll to find the team or individual you are looking for.  After landing on the individual’s or team’s page, click the green Donate button.
  4. Fill out the form and the prompts that follow.

NAMI MEMBERSHIP INCREASE STARTING JULY, 2017

The NAMI Board of Directors has decided to add a Household membership category to our membership structure as well as increase the dues for Regular and Open Door memberships. All of these changes will become effective as of July 1, 2017.

  • Household Membership $60
  • Regular Membership $40
  • Open Door Membership $5

A Household membership will apply to everyone living in a single household whose names are provided to NAMI. Regular and Open Door memberships will continue to apply only to one individual. For voting purposes, each membership (including Household) will be counted as one (1) membership.

Featured Programs

F2F CLASSES STARTING SOON!!!

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

For more information on registering for one of these free courses, please contact coordinator Nancy Seibert at (925) 285-5995 or fam2fam4u@gmail.com.

SAN RAMON - IN MANDARIN

August 5, 2017, 2-4 pm, 2278 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 94583.
Call 925-238-6286 or email mandarin@namicontracosta.org for more information or to register.
Visit www.namichinese.org for more information on our Chinese NAMI programs.

RICHMOND

August 31 to November 16, 2017
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Grace Lutheran Church
2369 Barrett Avenue at 24th St.
Richmond, Ca. 94804

For more information:

Baby Raff: 510.374.9651
Dr. Sumchai: 510.237.9277
Dolores Ruff: 510.593.7971
family2familyrichmond.nami
@gmail.com

Download the flyer here.

LAFAYETTE

September, 2017.  More information to come.

BRENTWOOD

 January, 2018. More information to come.

 

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Our next class is being offered on February 7, 2017 in Antioch. Simply contact kristin@namicontracosta.org, or leave a message with the NAMI Warm Line Answering Service at (925) 942-0767 to register. Flyer available here.

The Mental Health Crash Course’s every Wednesday evening 90 minute seminar acts as an orientation to the mental health field. Located in downtown Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza, it is within five minutes walking from BART and two nearby parking garages. Click here or the image above to learn more. The latest curriculum as of January 11, 2017 is available to download.  Click here to download the full size presentationClick here to download the Crash Course Flyer.

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

Fall program to be announced soon.

For more information, please contact Nancy Seibert at (925) 285-5995 or fam2fam4u@gmail.com.