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About Us - NAMI Contra Costa

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

NAMI Contra Costa is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing outreach, education, support and advocacy to families and individuals in need of help dealing with mental illness. 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. 

NAMI Contra Costa is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are unique in our independence with long history of helping families/loved of those impacted by mental illness along with individuals living with mental illness.

NAMI Contra Costa was named the 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year.

Our News Updates

NAMI CC's Innovation Program Launch Flyer
*Originally Published on May 3rd, 2024* On May 30th, During Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Contra Costa Invites All Spiritual Leaders & Faith-Based Organizations to the Event Launch of NAMI CC’s Innovation Program, Themed: Building Mental Health Friendly Communities Together. RSVP Required.
NAMI CC's Innovation Program Launch Flyer
The office will be closed from 8:30 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2024 to accommodate for our Innovation Program Launch. We will re-open at 3 PM through 7 PM following the conclusion of our event at Concord Historical Society Event Center. We invite all faith leaders to join!
Dear visitors of NAMI Contra Costa, During the site migration process, functionality on the site may be interrupted. In our case, the mobile links on the home page are not working. However, the menu is still responsive. We ask for your patience during this time and thank you for visiting namicontracosta.org.
We excited to announce that we will be migrating our website to a new and improved platform to enhance everyone's experience. This migration is part of our ongoing commitment to provide everyone with better access through improved performance, increased security, and new features on the website.
Join us for an insightful online event on May 26, 2024, hosted by NAMI CC's AAPI team. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Phillip Lowe, PsyD as our distinguished guest speaker. Dr. Lowe will address the complexities of teenage confusion and parental considerations within the AAPI community. We look forward to your participation!
A large crowd holding up the NAMI in Motion Banner for 2024
In case you missed it, NAMI In Motion this year was a special day filled with inspiration as we honored Joseph (Joey) Martino’s heavenly birthday. Read More to learn about our event.
Change Agents Flyer with Honorees
We Proudly Announce the Honorees of NAMI CC's 5th Annual Community Change Agent Appreciation Awards, and the Celebration will be Held on May 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm at the Pleasant Hill Community Center during our "A Look Into the Future" Event. Click "Read More" to see the Honorees!

General Meeting Updates

March 2024 General Meeting

NAMI CC Presents March 2024 General Meeting: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE; An Introduction to Employment Laws Protecting Individuals with Disabilities and Their Loved Ones. Click Read More for Meeting Information.

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NAMI CC Office Contact

May 2023 Health Officials End Emergency Status

NAMI Contra Costa will continue to assist in any way we can. It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask but if you feel you need to, we have them available. Please do not show up if you have any sick symptoms. 

We host the majority of our groups on Zoom, but some are hybrid Zoom and In-Person. To find out if your group is going to be in-person or hybrid, please check the NAMI CC Calendar for all group offerings.

Contact us by calling 925.942.0767 or email us at info@namicontracosta.org for any questions.

The NAMI Contra Costa will be closed on holidays throughout the year. Please come back often for updates.

For Assistance on a Holiday, feel free to call our office number.

Hours

Services

We serve our community through many ways.

Call Our Warmline

Call our general warmline about your mental health concerns at: (925) 465-3864

Find A Support Group

Connect with Peers and Trainers who understand your experience and can share advice.

Schedule A Presentation

Contact us to schedule a presentation about mental health topics we're passionate about.

Get Educated.

NAMI Contra Costa Classes

Learn more about mental health as a peer, parent, family member, or just as a curious learner.

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Mental Health Crash Course (MHCC)

On Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Mental Health Crash Course's seminar acts as an orientation to the mental health field.

Family-to-Family (F2F)

A free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. This course is available in English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. All are held on Zoom.

Basics

A free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. These classes, all on Zoom, are available in English, Mandarin and Spanish.

Peer-to-Peer

A free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. These classes are only available in English.

Do you need help?

NAMI Contra Costa is here for you. If you need help finding mental health support for yourself or a loved one, contact us and we will work with you to get the support you need. You can contact us via phone, email, or our Contact Form in the link below.

NAMI Contra Costa recognizes that the need for support is greater post-COVID. Please check Events then NAMI CC Calendar for information. While most NAMI CC groups are online via Zoom, there are some non-NAMI CC groups that are not. Please contact the group leaders for more details.

Volunteer, Join, Donate, and More

Get Involved with NAMI CC

Volunteer

NAMI CC relies on volunteers to help with meetings, the office, fundraising and many other activities. If your want to volunteer, contact us today!

Donate Online

We rely on the generosity of the community to keep our doors open and our groups and programs free.

When you fill out the online form, please add your mailing address to the “Additional Note” box, and we will send you a thank you note for tax purposes

Membership

Become a member of NAMI Contra Costa today. Receive our monthly newsletter, check books out from our library and get state and national memberships as well.

Your memberships keep our groups and services running, plus it’s tax deductible.

Via Mail

For those who prefer to donate or join us via check or money order, please make it out to NAMI Contra Costa and mail it to:

NAMI Contra Costa
2151 Salvio St, Ste V
Concord, CA 94520

Your donations and memberships keep our services running and are tax-deductible.

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