Partnerships

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI’s Connection Support Group provides weekly peer support for anyone with a mental health diagnosis. It is facilitated by people managing their own mental illnesses, and structured to meet the diverse needs of those with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and more. No registration is required; drop-ins are always welcome.

Care and Share Food Bank

We are excited to announce that during September 28 through October 2, 2020, Care and Share will host several day (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and evening (4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) volunteer shifts at our Colorado Springs Distribution Center to sort and pack food for our neighbors in need. We are seeking up to 20 volunteers for each shift! Scout troops, corporate teams, youth groups, sports teams, school clubs and organizations, or groups of friends and family are all welcome to participate. Individual volunteers are also welcome.

Please note a few guidelines:

‣ Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
‣ Volunteers must wear masks at all times.
‣ Closed-toed shoes are required.
‣ Volunteers must be able to stand for two and a half hours and lift 20lbs.
‣ Jeans, tennis shoes, and t-shirts are good attire for this rewarding work.  

Connection Support Group

Peer-to-peer

Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises providing critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the success of NAMI Colorado Springs and its mission. If you're interested in joining our incredible community of people — more than 100 strong — who give of their time, call us at 719.473.8477, or email us at volunteer@namicos.org. Or simply fill out our volunteer form below, and we'll get in touch with you directly.

Greater Resilience Intervention Teams (GRIT)

Developed by Dr. Charles Benight, director of the National Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS, GRIT works with partners El Paso County, AspenPointe and the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs to bring additional support to those experiencing stress or trauma during the pandemic. Learn more here.