NAMI Jefferson County (NAMI JeffCo) is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since 2005 our mission has been to empower families and individuals living with mental illness to better understand and cope with the special challenges posed by this kind of illness. We offer free self-help support groups, provide free education and training, create awareness of issues related to mental illness and work to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness through free public events. We advocate for change and improved services for those living with mental illness and their family members, care givers and support persons. To find other NAMI affiliates go to NAMI.org.

If this is a Life Threatening Emergency, Dial 911.

To contact the Mental Health Crisis Hotline -- day or night -- dial 360-385-0321 ext.#1

To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- 800-273-TALK ...or 800-273-8255 

To contact the Information HelpLine - an information and referral service 
 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST or by email at info@nami.org

NAMI JeffCo Offers Free Drop-In Support Groups…

for friends and family members, caregivers and individuals living with mental illness. These groups meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-9 PM at 884 West Park Ave. in Port Townsend behind the Goodwill Store. The entrance is on Lake Street. We follow the NAMI Support Group Principles and Guidelines and absolute confidentiality is observed by all who attend.

On the Fourth Wednesday of Each Month a Writing Workshop…

is offered for individuals living with mental illness and for family members as well, from 7-9 PM at 884 West Park Ave. We share individual writings and creative writing exercises. Strict confidentiality applies to our writing class as it does to all our group meetings.

Pioneer Awards 2015

2015 Pioneer Awards – from left: Cheniya Beres, Linda Stewart, Sheila Lauder, and Judy Tough (Val Phimister presenting – on right)

Thank You for Making NAMI Jeffco’s Annual FREE Film Event a Success!

To the right is a photo of us honoring our ‘Pioneers’ – those who started NAMI JeffCo ten years ago. We are immensely grateful to these women for their dedication and hard work! They each received an award, a gift certificate, and a rose…plus everyone’s deep gratitude.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Proclamations

by Port Townsend City Council and Jefferson County Commissioners.

See our Calendar and Events pages for details on our events.

Watch this Site for Iinformation About our Next Family-to-Family Class

See our Education page for more information.

Nami and Me by Judye Best

Read Judye’s compelling story of Recovery (HERE).


With simple steps, and a little understanding, every challenge can become an opportunity for personal growth.  Anthony Robbins