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 Weeks Education Program 
A new class begins April 17, 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: on Zoom

Dates & Times: Saturdays beginning April 17, from 10:00 to 12:30

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.

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.

All groups are held virtually for the county together.

All groups for the county are held together virtually. See below for "Stockton".


Second Tuesdays and fourth Thursdays of each month:
6:00 pm virtual group 

Contact: John Weston

or NAMI office at 209-468-3755

(En Español)

Grupo de Apoyo Familiar
Ultimo jueves del mes:
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 pm
El Concilio
445 N. San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA 95202 - Map

Llame al: Jessica Alvarez (209) 513 - 2373
               Or Karen Valles (408) 829 - 1565
               or by email:


All groups for the county are held virtually together. See "Stockton" above.

Contact: NAMI Office at ‭209-468-3755
or by email:

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

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