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About NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County                   Appleby gull sunset crop 2016

Families compassionately helping families of loved ones challenged by mental illness.

NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County is an organization of more than 450 families and friends who have a loved one with serious mental illness. Our volunteer leaders and staff have many years of experience coping with the illnesses of their own relatives and with the mental health system. We are committed to assisting, educating, and supporting other families facing the challenges of mental illness and recovery.                    

You Are Not Alone                                                                                     Photo courtesy of Linda Appleby

Founded in 1984, NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County is affiliated with NAMI National, which has more than 250,000 members in more than 1,200 affiliates across all 50 states; we're also one of 60 NAMI New York State affiliates. (NAMI and NAMI-NYS, 2012) Please consider making a donation to assist us in our critical work helping families, friends, and consumers affected by serious mental illness. We welcome you to join us and become part of our NAMI Family. 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. Your donation will make a difference.


New Family-to-Family classes forming now for September. Details below.

For pre-registration (required), contact the office at 716-226-6264 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: the Amherst class is full. To receive advance notice of our spring 2020 classes, call the office or check our website calendar. Preference is given to members.