Family Programs

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

Contact Jenny Bayardo by email at

NAMI Family-to-Family       8 Sessions 8 Week Education Program 
A New Class Begins March 4th!

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.

Register Here

Location: 1212 N California Street, Stockton CA 95202-Classrom A 
Dates: March 4, 2023 - April 29, 2023
(No class April 8, 2023)

Times: 10:00am-12:30pm

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

BHS funded by 3.JPG

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.

Location: Calvary Lodi Church; Fellowship Hall
                2301 W. Lodi Avenue, Lodi, CA 95242
Date: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm


The Manteca Family Support Group is currently on hold for in-person meetings. Please join our Stockton group for in-person or our Zoom meeting for virtual. 

Contact: for any questions


Location: Behavioral Health Services, 1414 N. California St., Dorothy Chase Room (Childrens Center) 
Date: First 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 currently on hold
for in-person meetings. Please join our Stockton 
group for in-person or our Zoom meeting for virtual.

Contact: for any questions


Location: Online
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm 
Contact: for the Zoom invite. 


Interested in Family Support Group Facilitator Training OR Family-To-Family Education Training?
Contact: Jenny Bayardo at