Family Programs

Interested in being trained to become a 
Family-To-Family Education Class Teacher? 

Contact Edna Ealey-Fields at (209) 598-5746 or by email at

NAMI Family-to-Family       8 Sessions 8 Week Education Program 
A new class begins September 18, 2021

Family-to-Family is a FREE 8 session 8 week course for family & friends of individuals living with a mental illness or emotional disorder.

Family members of people living with a mental illness often experience considerable worry, stress and the need for information and support as they try to assist their ill relative and adjust to the changes that mental illness brings to the family system.

The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.

The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

NAMI San Joaquin County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer NAMI Family-to- Family Education Program will begin soon.

Registration Required: Register Here

Location: Calvary Church
2301 W Lodi Ave
Lodi, CA 95242

Dates: September 18, 2021 to November 6, 2021

Times: 10 AM to 12:30 PM

Other Family Education Resources: 

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.

           All Classes Are

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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.

The Lodi Family Support Group has recently reopened for in-person meetings. 

Calvary Lodi Church; Fellowship Hall
                2301 W. Lodi Avenue, Lodi, CA 95242
Date: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: or call the NAMI Office at (209) 468-3755 for questions. 

The Lodi Family Support Group will also continue to offer Zoom meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Please contact for the Zoom link.

**All locations are welcome to attend the Lodi Support Group**

The Manteca Family Support Group is opening back up for in-person meetings.

Love Inc.
                609 W. Center St., Manteca, CA 95337
Date: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Contact: for any questions

The Manteca Family Support Group will also continue to offer Zoom meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 
Please contact for the Zoom link.


The Stockton Family Support Group is being held via Zoom. All locations are welcome to participate.

Zoom (request link below) 
Date: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: for any questions


(En Español)

Grupo de Apoyo Familiar
Suspendido para el momento/Temporarily on hold

Puede comunicarse con Kathi Polk - Hablo espanol. 


The Tracy Family Support Group is opening up for in-person sessions!

Location: Love Inc.
609 W. Center St., Manteca, CA 95337
Date: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: for any questions

The Tracy Family Support Group will also continue to offer Zoom meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please contact for the Zoom link.

Interested in Family Support Group Facilitator Training OR Family-To-Family Education Training?
Contact: Edna Ealey-Fields at