Join our NAMI-ly today, renew your existing membership, or find out more information about the benefits of becoming a NAMI member!
Support mental health services in our area by making a tax-deductible donation to NAMI Coastal Virginia. We couldn't do it without you!
Other Ways to Provide Support
Give while you shop, become a NAMI volunteer, and/or join our NAMI Walks team!
Who You Help
Read and listen to stories of our own coastal community members that your membership and donations have directly helped!
NAMI Coastal Virginia Membership
NAMI is America’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with serious mental illness. Join the NAMI nation and become a NAMI member today!
When you join, you become a member of NAMI, NAMI Virginia, and us - your local NAMI Affiliate. Together, we are united to build a future of hope and recovery for all people whose lives have been touched by serious mental illness. All of our programs are provided at no cost to the community - and your membership allows us to continue and expand upon essential mental health programming, resources, and advocacy efforts. You help us have a stronger voice, a larger support system, and reach more individuals who need us - including you and your loved ones! If you or a loved one has ever benefitted from a NAMI program, please consider joining to provide that same hope, help, and support to the community.
Benefits of membership include:
Discounts on NAMI Conference and resources in the NAMI.org online store
Support of other peers and family members who have "been there"
Scholarships to annual conventions
Opportunities to be involved in advocacy efforts and to train as a speaker, leader, or facilitator of our programs and support groups
Volunteer opportunities - including hours that count towards PRS certification
Subscription to NAMI's magazine, the NAMI Advocate, which includes articles regarding the latest research, treatments, services, and policy/legislation surrounding mental health.
Quarterly (4x a year) NAMI Coastal Virginia Newsletter with the latest information and conversations surrounding mental health and wellness in our coastal community
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us or see the impact that your membership and involvement can have in our community!
Donate to NAMI Coastal Virginia
When you make a tax deductible financial contribution, you make it possible for us to continue our efforts in carrying out the mission of NAMI to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals and families right here in our community.
Your donation provides safe and caring services such as support groups, classes and presentations at no charge. We are a compassionate community of volunteers, helping individuals in their mental health journey. We couldn't do it without you!
Below are ways to donate directly to NAMI Coastal Virginia, or explore other ways to give or get involved!
Make a safe, secure online donation via PayPal
All online transactions are protected through PayPal. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us
We love mail!
NAMI Coastal Virginia
Office: 291 Independence Blvd, Suite 542, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Use Facebook to raise awareness and drive donations for the causes you care about! Your supporters can donate to your Fundraiser directly on Facebook in a few simple clicks. Facebook charges no fees on donations made to nonprofits on Facebook.
To make a donation in memory of a loved one, please include a message/note with their name
added in your mailed-in donation or when checking out with PayPal.
We are so grateful for our kind and generous sponsors!
We truly could not do any of this without you. Thank you.
Additional Ways to Kindly Support Us
Amazon will donate .5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to
NAMI-Coastal Virginia. AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon. Same products, same price, same service. You can start supporting NAMI Coastal Virginia today by visiting www.smile.amazon.com and selecting "Nami-Coastal Virginia" as your charity.
Use Your Kroger Plus Card & Help Us Grow!
Scroll down to Virginia and click "Enroll Now"
Sign in to your online account or create an account
Find and select NAMI and click "Save"
NAMI Coastal Virginia starts earning quarterly rebates from Kroger
on all qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus Rewards Card.
It costs nothing extra to you!
*Remember, you’ll need to re-enroll every August.
Purchase of Alcohol, Tobacco, Government Assisted Pharmacy Expenses, Postage Stamps, Kroger Co. Family of Stores Gift cards, Green Dot Prepaid Reloadable Products, MoneyPaks, 1-2-3 Rewards Reloadable Visa PrePaid Debit Cards, ReCharge Cards, Bottle Deposits, Lottery and Promotional tickets, Money Orders, Western Union, Fuel and Sales Tax are excluded from eligible purchases.
Include NAMI in your United Way – Combined Federal Campaign
Local Government South Hampton Roads - 6092 (City, County, Municipal, Teachers)
Local Government Peninsula - 6038 (City, County, Municipal, Teachers)
Local Federation Peninsula - 97788 (Federal Employees)
Private Sector - 60922
Combined Virginia Campaign - 6092 (State Employees)
Local Federation South Hampton Roads - 97788
Write in NAMI-Coastal Virginia on your United Way pledge cards or use the code #97788
(Combined Federal Campaign of South Hampton Roads).
Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to NAMI Coastal Virginia. If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) please use 23-7086575.
You may mail your completed matching gift form to:
NAMI Coastal Virginia
Office: 291 Independence Blvd, Suite 542, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Checks should be made payable to NAMI Coastal Virginia
Make a difference every time you shop for things you need or want through iGive!
iGive is essentially a store rebate program where iGive members have the opportunity to donate their rebate to their chosen cause. iGive manages with a streamlined overhead, and use of the best in automated systems to provide our members and causes with this free service. When iGive members shop via our special links, an "iGive Cookie" is assigned to your browser. This tells the store, "Here is an iGive Member" using a meaningless member ID number. The store reports back with this number and the purchase amounts so we can calculate the donation to your cause. iGive.com never has access to any payment information.
Ways to Use iGive:
Shopping through links in the iGive member Newsletters
For faster shopping, create your own list of favorite stores on your iGive member home page under My Stores.
If you are more visual - you may be interested in viewing our 5 minute Shopping Video
By using an iGive link to the store's website, you shop as you normally would. There are no extra steps, no iGive notifications when making payments. The donations happen behind the scenes, and often the store's support teams are unaware of the iGive Program.
NOTE: Use only iGive.com Deals & Coupons. The use of a non-iGive coupon will void the donation. We have direct feeds from the stores providing you with all the latest offers and savings. All other known exceptions are posted on the stores' detail page.
When you successfully link to an iGive store, a record of it is posted on your Store Visits page.
Support Us with a Vehicle Donation through CARS
Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to NAMI Coastal Virginia by simply completing the form on this website, and we'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!
Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You'll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then our team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, we will provide you proper tax forms in time to file. Friendly Donor Support Representatives are here 7 days a week to assist throughout the process.
Read/hear the stories of community members who have directly benefitted from our programs and advocacy - all thanks to you!
If you or your loved ones have been positively impacted by NAMI Coastal Virginia and you'd like to share your story, please feel free to contact us.
Tevin, who is now 28 years old, was diagnosed with ADD when he was young, but lived in a dysfunctional household and not given medicine. At the age of 18, he went to prison for six years. There, he was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and given medication, but was ignored when he said he heard voices in his head. Tevin was homeless for six months after leaving prison. He then began to receive services from Virginia Beach Behavioral Health during which time he was re-diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder.
He started attending NAMI Connection support groups, and participated in training to lead them. With the care and support of his NAMI family, Tevin is now a Say it Out Loud presenter, has participated in mental health panel discussions, and attended Hearing Voices facilitator training in 2020 in Florida. Tevin is a true NAMI success story!
Alexa lives with a bi-polar diagnosis. She is a Connection facilitator, an In Our Own Voice presenter, Say It Out Loud panelist, and Ending the Silence presenter. As if that is not enough, she also blogs about her mental health condition while giving support to others. NAMI Coastal Virginia is so proud of Alexa! In her own words, Alexa shares what NAMI means to her:
"These people are like family to me. When I think of NAMI, I think of family."
"Over time, I was able to train to be a Connection facilitator and this is honestly one of the greatest accomplishments of my life thus far."
"NAMI has truly changed my life. It has helped me accept my diagnosis, and love my recovery story and my journey."
"NAMI is incredible, and having it in my life is everything."