Bend Beer Chase. Volunteers Needed. June 4, 2022. Looking for volunteers who can work a 4-5 hour shift along the racecourse. Volunteers will be directing runners on the course, helping safely cross runners at intersections, and helping with parking and traffic control. More details will be finalized once we know how many volunteers we have. NAMI-CO will receive a percentage of the money from this event based on our volunteer help. The more volunteers the better for us! It's for a great cause! For more information: or (541) 316-0167
Can’t make it this time but would still like to help? Hire-a-Volunteer! For a $125 donation, Bend Beer Chase will partner with NAMI to provide one volunteer on the course for our team. 100% of your funds are donated directly to NAMI!

To volunteer or to Hire-a-Volunteer for the Bend Beer Chase, contact us at or (541) 316-0167.

NAMI Central Oregon Support Groups

At this time, all support groups, classes, and meetings have been canceled or moved online. Our virtual support groups are open to all.  [Read more…]

We will let you know when in-person support groups start meeting again.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.

What We Do

Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals, and educators get the support and information they need.

We Support

We offer support groups for individuals and families. 

We Advocate

NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.

We Listen 

Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information, and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We Lead 

Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.