National Alliance on Mental Illness-Boise Affiliate

Rating: 5 stars   1 review


323 N Allumbaugh #4 Boise ID 83704 USA


NAMI-Boise is a grass-roots organization that sponsors support groups for adults and teens in a non-threatening atmosphere in which to share common problems. We offer education to answer general questions about mental illness and current research and disseminate brochures and library materials. To reduce stigma, we educate the community and raise public awareness about all aspects of mental illness. We advocate at all levels on behalf of people with a mental illness and their families.


Office manager and voluteer office staff help 52 callers per month in locating appropriate mental health services, provide educational materials, maintain a lending library with books on mental health.

offer free educational programs such as family 2 family, peer 2 peer, consumer support groups, family support groups, in our own voice presentations to businesses and the schools health classes. These programs reached 1,528 persons.

sponsored the nami walk to raise awareness about mental health issues - 542 participants in this year's walk.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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NAMI Boise is a great organization that has helped many families in the Treasure Valley. I volunteer with this group and have gotten to know a lot of wonderful people. The organization has experienced a lot of growth over the past few years but could definitely use more help from volunteers and more donations from businesses and the public in order to continue offering free classes and reaching out to those with mental illness and their families.

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the auctions that we've held over the last 3 years.

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find a way to get more attention or involvement from people in the community that can help increase donations that support the programs that NAMI Boise provides.

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