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NAMI of Waukesha County shares the hope of recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy


Programs and Services



NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a 9 week recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related toliving with mental illness and is facilitated by individuals who are living with mental illness. 

NAMI Family-to-Family is a 12 week educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness and is facilitated by trained family members

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a recovery education presentation given by mental health consumers for other consumers, family members, friends, professionals, and other community groups. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness. 

Monthly Educational Programs are offered in which speakers knowledgeable about various issues relative to mental illness inform attendees about topics related to mental illness and the available resources.

Examples of past topics:

  • "The Peer Specialist Movement"
  • "Housing Support and Advocacy Program"
  • "Dual Diagnosis"
  • "Personal Experience of Living With Bipolar"
  • "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" 

Crisis Intervention Training is designed to assist law enforcement officers and other first responders in recognizing and understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illness including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders, as well as other associated illnesses including development & cognitive disorders and dementia

Advocacy, Support, & Information

Housing Support and Advocacy Program assists individuals affected by mental illness who are homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, find and maintain safe, affordable, permanent, or alternative housing.  We do this in conjunction with the help of peer support.  The peer support staff have the ability to provide ongoing side-by-side mentoring.

Court Support and Advocacy Program is for individuals experiencing involuntary commitment proceedings due toserious and persistent mental illness. A NAMI Court Support Representative provides individuals and their families/friends with support  during these proceedings.

Expediting SSI Advocacy Program or SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery is designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder.

Projects Assisting in Transition from Homelessness Program (PATH) is an outreach and case management program that offers assistance to those experiencing both homelessness and mental illness. PATH offers short term case management in order to help its program participants connect to available services and programs that will aid them in making their transition from homelessness to permanent housing. 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group: A support group formerly known as our Peer Support Group.  This group is for individuals personally affected by mental illness.  The facilitator(s) is/are in their own recovery from mental illness.  In this support group people learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

Family Support Group is a support group for family members or friends who have a loved one who is affected by mental illness.  The facilitator(s) has/have had similar experience in dealing with mental illness of a loved one.


For more information please call NAMI Waukesha at 262-524-8886.


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