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NAMI Family Support Group

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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 July 20th.

July 20, 6:30-8:00pm Affiliate Office

Conference Room

2911 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

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

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Online Meetings July:

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

2nd Monday, July 13: 6:30-8pm (regular meeting day for the Manatee Group)

3rd Thursday, July 16: 6:30-8pm (regular meeting day for the SCF Bradenton Group)

4th Monday, July 27: 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 Zoom.us, 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

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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.

VENICE
1st Wednesday of every month (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.

MANATEE
2nd Monday of every month (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.

BRADENTON
3rd Monday of every month (Canceled due to COVID-19)
6:30–8:00 p.m.
State College of Florida
5840 26th St W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
View on Google Maps.

SARASOTA
3rd Thursday of every month (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.

NORTH PORT
4th Monday
of every month (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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