Consumers Coalition


Address: P.O. Box 21661
Juneau, AK, 99802
Organization Tel: (907) 780-6775
Organization Fax: (907) 780-6774
Organization Email: namijuneau AT
Contact: Jill Ramsey
Contact Tel:(907) 780-6775
Contact Email: namijuneau AT

NAMI Juneau is a 501 c-3 organization founded in 1986 as the Juneau Alliance for the Mentally Ill associated with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. The founders were instrumental in starting the first local programs for the mentally ill including the operation of a Respite House for 8 people and apartments for 12. Eventually as this organization developed into the primary source of mental health services it became the Mental Health Center and the advocacy, education and support functions of the family and consumer organization formed its own group known as the Iris Group. Later in 1998 this group changed its name to be NAMI Juneau. Polaris House is a program that NAMI Juneau started in 2001.

NAMI Juneau is a local affiliate of NAMI Alaska and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI Juneau Mission:

  • Reduce bias and stigma toward the mentally ill through public education
  • Promote programs, policies, and practices which treat the mentally ill with respect & dignity
  • Encourage the provision of the most therapeutic and up to date medical treatment available
  • Reduce recidivism by actively encouraging early diagnosis, and intervention, and provide culturally appropriate treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Promote community supports and inpatient treatment close to ones own home
  • Promote, support, and participate in mental health planning, budgeting, and decision making
  • Promote and protect the rights of people with mental illness and their families
  • Provide information and education to persons who have a mental illness and their families

Thanks to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority for funding
the Alaska Peer Support Consortium through a Trust Beneficiaries Group Initiatives grant.

Alaska Peer Support Consortium     54932 Burdock Rd., Kasilof, AK 99610     Tel: (907) 262-2824     Contact Us