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Become a NAMI California member.
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Become Active in Your Community
Get Involved with Your Local NAMI California Affiliate: Inquire about how you can get involved at the local level. Find your local NAMI affiliate.
Become a Teacher or Support Group Facilitator: Ask your local NAMI affiliate about opportunities and find out about trainings to become a family or peer support group facilitator or a teacher for our free classes.
Participate in NAMIWalks. Each year, our local affiliates plan walks to spread awareness of mental illness treatment and recovery and raise funds for our critical work. Find out about a future walk with your local NAMI affiliate.
Be an Advocate: Find out about what you can do: local meetings with policy-makers, community events, letters to sign, and more. Also, are you registered to vote? Every election day is an opportunity to vote for leaders who are committed to improving mental health. Also: be sure you are registered to vote in California.
Fundraise for NAMI: You can help raise funds for and awareness of mental health by hosting a fundraising event in your community with your family, friends and coworkers. Here are some fundraising ideas.
Give to NAMI
Transfer a Gift of Stock: NAMI California welcomes gifts of stock or other securities. Please click here to see the instructions on how to donate stock
Donate Your Old Car, Boat or RV: Call 1-800-240-0160 and a friendly car donation specialist will schedule your pick-up appointment. It’s fast, free, convenient and tax-deductible. More info on car donations.
Make a Tax Donation: Did you know you could donate in support of NAMI California’s efforts by checking a donation box on your state tax return? Donations will directly fund our partnership with local law enforcement to train them on how to safely interact with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis through the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program. More info on tax donations.
Support NAMI With Your Purchases
Shop Amazon Smile: Make purchases on Amazon Smile, and a small portion of sales will be donated to NAMI. It’s just like shopping on Amazon, but you use login using this customized link and choose NAMI California as the charity of your choice.
Purchase GiftBar Cards: When you purchase a gift card through GiftBar, a portion of proceeds will be donated to NAMI California.
Thank you for your support!