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About NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County


NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County is an organization of more than 450 families and friends with loved one who has serious mental illness. Our leaders, staff, and volunteers have had many years of experience in dealing with the illnesses of their own relatives and with the mental health system. We are committed to assisting, educating, and supporting other families in similarly difficult situations.

Founded in 1984, NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County is affiliated with NAMI National, which has more than 250,000 members in over 1,200 affiliates across all 50 states of the country; we're also one of some 60 New York State affiiates. (NAMI and NAMI-NYS, 2012) Please consider making a donation to assist us in our critical work of helping families and patients with serious mental illness. We're grateful for support we've received from the the Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Foundation at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the  Michael Collins and Kathleen O'Leary Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation, the Noble Family Charitable Foundation, the Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation, staff at ConServe AMC and Independent Health, friends at SEFA, United Way, and all our members and friends. Together, we're making a difference!