Nami Westside LA

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Basic Information

Address: 824 Moraga Drive, Los Angeles, Ca. 90049
Phone Number: 310-889-7200

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Additional Information

Executive Director: Sharon Dunas
President: Sharon Dunas
Service Description: Resources and Education for Families with Mentally Ill Relatives or Friends
Mission Statement:

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses

Membership Fee: $45
Eligibility Requirements: None
Area Served: West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica
Hours of Operation/Schedule: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
Services Offered:
Education, Resources, Support Groups
Conferences/Speakers: Speaker Meetings the First and Third Wednesday of every month. Go to our Calendar for location, dates, times and speaker information
Support Groups: Family Support Groups on the first and third Wednesdays of every month; The 2nd Monday of every month and the First Tuesday of everymonth. Go to our calendar for complete information about our support groups at

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

Detailed Organization Information:

NAMI's Web Site ( receives over thousands of visitors a year who turn to NAMI for information, referral, and education;

NAMI's Helpline (1-310-889-7200) is staffed by a dedicated team and serves over 4,000 callers per month.

Peer Education and Support
NAMI Educational Programs (Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Connection, Hearts and Minds, and more) provide critical education to help consumers and family members gain knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental illness.

Support Groups are provided by trained support group leaders and offer invaluable connections with peers who understand the challenges and joys of living with mental illness.

Raising Awareness and Fighting Stigma
NAMIWalks is a signature NAMI event that draws thousands of concerned citizens every year who walk together in over sixty communities across the nation to raise money and awareness about mental illness.

StigmaBusters responds to inaccurate and hurtful language and portrayals of mental illness in the media and promotes understanding and respect for those who live with mental illness.

In Our Own Voice presents deeply personal and moving journeys of recovery by consumers living with mental illness.

State and Federal Advocacy
NAMI Advocacy provides a key voice for state and federal public and private-sector policies that facilitate research, end discrimination, reduce barriers to successful life in the community and promote timely, comprehensive and effective mental health services and supports.

NAMI Action Centers, include the Children & Adolescent Action Center, and Law and Criminal Justice Action Center, the Multicultural Action Center, and the STAR (Consumer Support Technical Assistance Resource) Center. NAMI's Action Centers advocate for unique populations and develop and disseminate inofrmation to meet specific needs.