Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1150 S. Bascom Ave.
Ph. (408) 453-0400
NAMI Santa Clara County
Supporting — Educating — Comforting — Understanding
General MeetingThere will be no General Meeting in December.
We will resume on Tuesday January 13th, 2015.
Peer Pals Featured in SJ Mercury News Wish Book
Our Peer Pals program is featured in this year's San Jose Mercury News Wish Book. Read the article: "Mentoring program helps mentally ill restore social connections."
Holiday Gift Project 2014
Our annual Holiday Gift Drive is coming right up. Last year we distributed gift bags to approximately 500 consumers. About 100 of the gift bags included $5 gift certificates. The certificates were so popular that we’d like to increase the number to 200 this year. We’re looking for gift certificates from such places as: Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Peets, McDonalds and Burger King.
In addition to gift certificates, we are asking for the following: Socks — Scarves — Winter Hats — Gloves — Power Bars — Notebooks — Pens — Calendars — Toiletries.
When you make your purchases, please remember that we serve both men and women, typically more men.
Please bring your donations to the office by Nov. 26. Monetary donations are most needed.
See the flyer.
Job Opportunities at NAMI Santa Clara
The following part-time job opportunities are currently available at NAMI Santa Clara. For details please check out our job opportunities page.
Last day to apply: December 19, 2014.
Peer Pals Interview on Channel 2 News
NAMI Santa Clara's Peer Pals program was featured on Channel 2 News, Sep. 17th. This program, unique to NAMI Santa Clara County, matches mentors with peer consumers who can use the support of someone who has "been there."
VA Outreach Project
NAMI and the VA have embarked on a project to work together to help veterans and their families. Watch the 15 minute video presentation produced by NAMI Santa Clara that provides resources and education about the various types of mental illness and the services we offer.
Please Join Us for some informal FUN!
Consumer group activities flyer.
NAMI SC Nature Walks & Hikes—For Consumers, Families and Friends
Contact: Dave Family (408) 946-4379
Please join us for informal NAMI Santa Clara Walks and Hikes.
When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1st Sunday each month.
Where: Meet at Campbell Park near the Playground area. Everyone might consider having a suitable breakfast before and we will provide light snacks and bottled water for the walks and hike.
Shoes & what to wear: Dress accordingly, wear layered clothing if cold. Good walking, running or hiking shoes are best.
Directions: Campbell Park is located intersection of Campbell & Gilman Avenues, between Downtown Campbell and Highway 17.
Parking: In the parking area or on the street
Public Transportation: Light Rail to Down town Campbell . Then east on Campbell Avenue a few blocks to the Park.
Holiday Office Hours
The NAMI office will be closed on the following holidays in 2014:
November 27: Thanksgiving Day
The NAMI office will be closed on the following holidays in 2015:
January 1: New Year’s Day
MY FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN ARRESTED—WHAT DO I DO?
Despite the good efforts of CIT trained police officers, sometimes our family member's illness causes behavior that leads to arrest. NAMI SCC has an up-to-date guide to assist families when a loved one who suffers from a biological brain disorder is in the Santa Clara County criminal justice system.
Clients with Mental Health Issues from the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender.
Contacts in the Public Defender's Office: