Become a Member.

Join NAMI CI and join a movement to inspire better lives for Central Iowans who are affected by mental illness. With membership, you’ll receive newsletters and updates on mental health news, you’ll be able to engage in discussion groups, and you’ll have the opportunity to support others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

Membership benefits include:

  • Receive membership to NAMI IA & NAMI National when joining NAMI – CI
  • Receive newsletters and updates on information, legislation, and related to mental health news
  • Voting at Annual Meetings
    • Electing Board of Directors
    • Adopting New Bylaws
  • Membership is Tax-Deductible

Membership supports our initiatives to eliminate stigma related to mental illness and educate and advocate on behalf of those affected by mental illness.

Become A Member

Fill out and mail your registration form to:

NAMI Central Iowa
424 5th St.
Ames, IA 50010

Make a donation.

If you’re not ready to become a member but still would like to support NAMI CI, we welcome and appreciate donations of any value.

Donate Online

Or mail donations to:

NAMI Central Iowa
424 5th St.
Ames, IA 50010

United Way Campaign

A portion of the annual United Way Campaign, from September 1 to November 1, supports NAMI CI.

*NAMI CI is a nonprofit organization, so all dues and donations are tax-deductible.


NAMI CI is an organization of volunteers. Through our friends’, family’s and neighbors’ passion for helping others, commitment to change for the better, and devotion to better lives for all, we’ve been able to survive and thrive as an organization.

Are you interested in volunteering your time and talents to help those affected by mental illness?

Call 515-292-9400 or email for more information.

Current volunteer opportunities:

  • Teacher or Support Group Facilitator
  • Committee Member
  • Share Your Story
  • Family-to-Family Leader