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Start a New Affiliate

Thank you for your interest in starting a NAMI Affiliate!  Our Affiliate leaders are dedicated to the cause and work tirelessly to provide valuable mental health services and supports to their communities.  In order for us to ensure that we reach all Texans, we need to have Affiliate coverage throughout the state.  There are still many underserved areas of Texas.  We need your help!

How Do I Get Started?

First, check to see if there is an existing NAMI Affiliate in your area:
View a map of Affiliate Service Areas.

2. If a NAMI Affiliate is already serving your county, get in touch with them to see how you might be able to contribute to the work being done in your area.

If your county is not already covered by an existing NAMI Affiliate or if you are not sure, contact the NAMI Texas office to arrange an exploratory meeting.

3. Prior to the exploratory meeting, familiarize yourself with the process.

Affiliate Start-Up Process for 2020

In the Spring of 2018, it was announced that there would be no new affiliate approvals and on-boarding in 2019. The new affiliate start-up process will be complete and ready to be rolled out in 2020. Please contact us if you’re interested in starting an affiliate – while new affiliates will not be added in 2019, there is preparatory work that can be done. Please click on the link below to see the chart outlining the old and new affiliate start-up process:

Updated Affiliate Start-Up Process

Affiliate Start-Up Handbook

Find out what you’ll need to do in order to start a new NAMI Affiliate in Texas!





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