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 NAMI Membership  

NAMI San Luis Obispo County (NAMI SLOCO) is a dues paying, membership based, (501 C3) charitable, non-profit, education, support and advocacy organization. Our local affiliate is an all volunteer organization, with no paid employees. Membership in NAMI SLOCO automatically provides membership in both NAMI California and NAMI National.

How much does membership cost?

For an individual, the cost of an annual membership is $40.  Household memberships for multiple members of a family cost $60 total for a year. For those with extremely limited resources, an Open Door annual membership is available for $5. 

How is my membership money spent?

A portion of membership dues is sent to both NAMI California and NAMI National.  These funds are used to educate about severe brain disorders: support increased funding for research; and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses.

Most of the improvements in mental health care over the past 40+ years are a direct result of the advocacy leadership of NAMI.  Your membership dollars have been responsible for these improvements.

How does my membership fee benefit slo county?

Some of these funds are used to pay for education, newsletters, educational materials, conferences meetings our website, office supplies and other similar expenses incurred by a charitable non-profit organization.  In addition, these funds support our NAMI Signature Education and Support Programs:

  • Family to Family

  • Family support Groups

  • Basics

  • Hearts and Minds

  • Peer to Peer

  • Peer Support Groups

  • Parents and Teachers as Allies

  • Monthly member meetings and events

Ready to be a member? 

  1. Click on the membership registration form link here: NAMI MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

  2. Print & fill out the form

  3. Mail your member registration along with a check to:

    PO Box 3158  
    San Luis Obispo, CA  93403

You can also apply for membership online through NAMI National.