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NAMI Family Support Group facilitators

Due to the circumstances of the current COVID-19 public health emergency, most of our NAMI Family Support Groups have been moved online. Please see changes listed below.

NAMI Family Support Groups will meet online at the times and dates below.

We will also offer one Family Support Group in person on September 21st:

September 21, 6:30-8:00pm Affiliate Office, Conference Room

2911 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

(Face masks will be required for in-person groups)

***NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties continues to follow the recommended CDC guidelines. All participants and facilitators will be required to wear a face mask. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.


Online Meetings September:

1st Wednesday, September 2: 7-8:30pm (regular meeting day for the Venice Group)

2nd Monday, September 14: 6:30-8pm (regular meeting day for the Manatee Group)

3rd Thursday, September 17: 6:30-8pm (regular meeting day for the Sarasota Group)

4th Monday, September 28: 6-7:30pm (regular meeting day for the North Port Group)

Please note: The location of each group is included only for reference, no location restrictions are placed on attendees.

Join via Zoom.
Visit, click on “join a meeting” in the top menu bar, and enter meeting ID: 411-700-5178.  (For mobile phones, you may have to download the Zoom app.)

Or call in: +1 301-715-8592


NAMI Family Support Groups – Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, Venice and Manatee

If you have an adult family member living with mental illness, you are not alone. Join us for our peer-led Family Support Groups, held in five locations. They are free and confidential, and you don’t need to be a NAMI member to participate. By actively sharing in the work of the group, you can gain confidence in your ability to cope.

1st Wednesday of every month (in person meeting canceled due to COVID-19, see online meeting above)
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Venice Health Park, Rm. 1283
1201 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice, FL 34292
View on Google Maps.

2nd Monday of every month (in person meeting canceled due to COVID-19, see online meeting above)
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church
12905 E State Rd 70
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
View on Google Maps.

3rd Monday of every month (regular location canceled due to COVID-19, in person meeting offered at NAMI affiliate office in Sarasota: 2911 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237)
6:30–8:00 p.m.
State College of Florida
5840 26th St W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
View on Google Maps.

3rd Thursday of every month (in person meeting canceled due to COVID-19, see online meeting above)
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Beneva Christian Church
4835 S. Beneva Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34233
View on Google Maps.

4th Monday
of every month (in person meeting canceled due to COVID-19, see online meeting above)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Shannon Staub Library
4675 Career Lane
North Port, FL 34289
View on Google Maps.


More About NAMI Family Support Groups:

NAMI Family Support Groups, offered by NAMI Affiliates in communities across the country, are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.

“Before coming to the support group, we had never spoken about mental illness to neighbors, friends and often not even to our relatives.”

“NAMI Family Support Group really works and it makes the group experience even better.”

“I just attended my first NAMI Family Support Group and the facilitators and the group experience was just the kind of support I was seeking at this time.”


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