Family Programs

Family Support Group

Family Support Group is a resource for families who have a loved one living with severe and persistent mental illness.

This group meets on a monthly (Spanish and English), drop-in basis to provide mutual support by trained facilitators who are family members themselves. There is no need to register for this free group.

Family-To-Family Education

Family-To-Family is a 12 week series of classes for both families of birth and families of choice, as well as friends and caregivers of persons with brain disorders (mental illnesses). These classes are small and provide an opportunity for learning and bonding with others. The teachers are family members themselves. The course was written by a family member who is also a mental health professional. The course combines self-care, education, and personal empowerment. Each participant ends the class with the tools to become an advocate. Courses are held periodically and our office maintains a waiting list. 

De Familia a Familia
Programa de Educación, 12 Semanas

De Familia a Familia puede ayudarle a encontrar respuestas a estas y a otras preguntas. De Familia a Familia es un programa de educación para familiares y amigos de personas que tienen enfermedades mentales severas. Este programa se concentra especialmente en la esquizofrenia, el trastorno bipolar (maníaco depresión), la depresión severa, trastorno obsesivo compulsivo y el pánico.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with mental health, emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties and the critical role families play in the treatment process. Trained volunteer teachers who are also the parents of individuals who experienced symptoms as children teach the program. Your child does not need a specific diagnosis for you to attend.

Family Support Group Meeting Schedule

Fourth Thursday each month:
Family Support Group 6pm
Meetings are held at:

Lodi Avenue Baptist Church
2301 W. Lodi Avenue, Lodi. CA - Map

Contact: Irene Sherman at:
or call the NAMI SJC office at 209-468-3755


Family Support Group
3rd Monday each month
Coming Soon!!!
Meetings are held at:
Doctors Hospital of Manteca
1205 E. North Street - Manteca, CA 95336 Map

New!  Now includes Connections Support Group

Contact: The NAMI SJC office 468-3755


First Thursday each month:
Family Support Group 5:30PM

  • Family Support Group 5:30pm
  • Connection Support Group 5:30
Contact: Mary Ellen Cranston-Bennett

General Meeting: 7pm


(En Español)

Last Friday each month:
Grupo de Apoyo Familiar: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Both Meetings are held at:
San Joaquin County Behavioral Health
1212 N. California St.,
Stockton, CA - Map
Conference Room A.

Contact: Jessica Alvarez (209) 513 - 2373
               Or Karen Valles (408) 829 - 1565


Second Tuesday each month:
Family Support Group from 6pm to 7:30pm.  

For info Contact: NAMI Office at ‭(209) 468-3755‬

Meetings are held at:
Healthy Connections Resource Center
35 E. 10th St. Suite B
Tracy, CA - Map

Interested in Family Support Group Facilitator Training?
Contact: Edna Ealey (209) 598-5746