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NAMI Virginia Fact Sheet

What is NAMI Virginia?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Virginia was created in 1984 to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families in Virginia affected by mental illness. Along with our community-based affiliates, we provide education, support, information, training, and resources, and engage in systems change policy advocacy. NAMI Virginia is located in Richmond, Virginia, where we are appropriately situated in close proximity to the state legislature.

Awards and Honors

We are a part of NAMI.

There are more than 220,000 members and 1,200 state and local affiliates nation-wide. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. Funding sources for NAMI programs include hundreds of state and local governments and foundations; tens of thousands of individual donors; and a growing number of corporations. NAMI's greatest asset, however, is its volunteers, who donate an estimated $135 million worth of their time each year to education, support, and advocacy.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to promote recovery and improve the quality of life of Virginians with serious mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. We envision a world where all people affected by mental illness get the help, hope, and support that they need. 

Read more about our mission, vision, and values


NAMI Virginia's staff works hard to provide support, education, and advocacy to improve the lives of all those affected by mental illness. Learn more about our staff.

Governance Documents, Financials, and Privacy Policy

Read our Articles of Incorporation here andhere. Read our bylaws here. Click here to be redirected to the GiveRichmond site where you can easily access our Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements. Click here for verification of 501c3 status.

Our Privacy Policy can be found here.


NAMI Virginia's local affiliates play an active role providing support, education, and advocacy at the community level. They operate support groups to let people know they are not alone and to be there with information and support when needed, and speak publicly to educate others about brain disorders. They provide Family-to-Family education courses, and Peer-to-Peer programs. They advocate for effective and timely services from their local service providers, and they offer hope to those experiencing the impacts of mental illness. Read more about the Three Levels of NAMI.


Annual Convention

Our annual convention provides an opportunity for members to learn from one another, learn from specialists, develop comradeship, and unite for advocacy actions.

Learn more about our Annual Convention

Board of Directors

NAMI Virginia Board Members are dedicated people committed to support, education, and advocacy to our local, state, and national community.

Learn more about our Board of Directors


NAMI Virginia and its local affiliates offer a range of programs to both members and non-members. Family programs include Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, Connection Recovery Support Groups, Family Support Groups, Basics, and the Virginia Family Network and Virginia Youth Network. Please see our Programs section for more information on each of these programs.

Strategic Plan 2013 - 2015

Our strategic plan was approved by the Board of Directors in March 2013. We are grateful to Floricane for their guidance during this important process, as well as the many iternal and external stakeholders who helped shape this vital plan. 

To download our strategic plan click here.

Annual Reports 

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report 

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PO Box 8260, Richmond, VA 23226-0260