Who We Are

  • NAMI NYC Staten Island is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, founded in 1987. We provide support, education, and advocacy on behalf of families affected by mental illness and their loved ones-all free of charge to the public. Our team is comprised of trained volunteers and respected clinicians who donate their time to further our common goals. NAMI NYC Staten Island is one of 1,200 local affiliates of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation's largest grassroots organization for people living with mental illness and their families and one of the 40 affiliates of NAMI New York State.

Our Current Work

  • Our programming includes evidence-based training such as Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and NAMI Basics. Members provide In Our Own Voice presentations, outreach to community and campuses and Support Groups for families and individuals living with mental illness. We provide assistance and information to the public via our helpline at (718) 477-1700. We participate in various community events and welcome new opportunities to do outreach.



NAMI NYS Educational Materials

24th Annual NAMI Staten Island Awards Dinner Oct 23, 2014

left to right:
Linda Wilson, Executive Director, NAMI Staten Island
Cathy Holladay, Executive Director, Sky Light Center (*Honoree)
Pete Shiffman, President, NAMI Staten Island
Rachid Ottley, Board of Directors, NAMI Staten Island (*Honoree)
Michael Cusick, NYS Assemblyman (*Honoree)