Originally incorporated on September 29, 1992 as the Alliance of Mental Illness of Oak Park and River Forest, the organization has been an example of grassroots consumer and family activism.
NAMI Metro-Suburban has grown over the years to serve Berwyn, Cicero and all of Proviso Township.
As it has advanced its mission of free education and support group it has been acknowledged as 2005 advocate of the Year by one of our community mental health partners and 2008 Outstanding Affiliate in NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education.
Additionally, through the help of public and private partnerships NAMI M-S established the first free-standing, consumer operated Drop In Center in Illinois. The DIC opened its doors in May 1993 and later received funding from the Illinois Department of Mental Health in 1997.
NAMI Metro-Suburban is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.