National Alliance on Mental Illness Montgomery County (NAMI MC) ( provides comprehensive support, education, advocacy and public awareness to promote recovery and so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Their free programs reach 6,000 youths, individuals and families every year.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 pays for a mental health awareness presentation in the community.
  • $500 pays for a NAMI MC class for caregivers of and individuals living with mental illness.
  • $1,000 pays for two days of suicide prevention training at a local school.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One time: Organize an outreach and fundraising event.
  • Ongoing: Lead a classroom session.
  • Internships