NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

We welcome family members, friends and other caregivers caring for persons with mental illness who share common problems which arise from mental illnesses.

NAMI Family Support Groups around the state  can provide understanding, comfort, hope and help for family members, friends and other caregivers.

 

We provide a secure nonjudgmental environment where caregivers can discuss concerns and benefit from the collective knowledge and experience from one another.

 

For a more detailed discussion about NAMI Family Support Groups click here.

It’s advisable to attend more than one group so you can find one where you feel comfortable sharing. Before attending the first meeting you should contact

the group facilitator to confirm the meeting date, time, and location as information changes. You may also ask for more information about the

support group, i.e., the composition, size and group dynamic.

 

To find the one closest to your area see the complete list below, contact your local NAMI affiliate, call the NAMI Mass office at 617-580-8541 or

email Ilya Cherkasov icherkasov@namimass.org.

 

Interested in becoming a Family Support Group Facilitator?  Contact Ilya at 617-580-8541.

 

The Family Support Groups in Massachusetts list is in alphabetical order by Town name. You can change the order of the Towns by clicking the up or down arrow in the Town column.

To find a specific Town name use the search box on the right.  To go to the next page click on Next at the bottom right.

 

NAMI Family Support Groups in Massachusetts

TownDay/TimeLocationContact InformationOther Information
Acton



2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7:00 - 9:00 pm


St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
435 Central St., 01740
Susan at 978-263-8830 or
Email Susan
AgawamLast Monday
6:00 - 8:00 pm
NAMI Western Mass Office
324A Springfield St.
Jean at 413-374-9185
Amesbury3rd Thursday
7:00 - 8: 30 pm
Amesbury Council On Aging
Amesbury Senior Center
68 Elm Street
01913
978-872-4525 or nnea333@gmail.com
Barnstable3rd Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
3055 Main St., Rte 6A
NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277
BedfordLast Tuesday
7:30 - 9:30 pm
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Lynda at 978 250-1509
BeverlyLast Wednesday
7:00- 8:30 pm
Beverly Hospital
85 Herrick St
E-mail csadkowski@yahoo.com
or call 617-984-0504 and leave a message
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE & TIME
Cambridge1st, 3rd, & 4th Mondays
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Cambridge Hospital
Learning Center A, 3rd Flr
1493 Cambridge St.
NAMI-CAMBRIDGE at 617-984-0527 or email@nami-cambridgemiddlesex.org
Clinton2nd & 4th Fridays
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Clinton Hospital
Conference Rooms A & B, 2nd Flr
201 Highland St.
Email scottygirl2@gmail.com
Dorchester2nd Thursday
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Steward Carney Hospital
Basement Board Room
(stairs or elevator back of entrance floor, back from cafeteria)
2100 Dorchester Ave., 02124
Mark at 617-522-7439 or
Email Mark
Monica at 857-342-2796
or Email Monica
Parking Info: On-site parking is available. Day patients can self park for free in the front parking lot immediately adjacent to the main entrance as space is available. The parking garage located in the rear of the facility is also available to patients and visitors for a nominal charge.

Via Public Transport: Subway: Take the Red Line to Ashmont Station. Exit left onto Dorchester Avenue. Walk four blocks south and Carney Hospital is on the left. MBTA bus line 215 stops at the intersection of Dorchester Ave and GaBus: MBTA bus lines 12, 24, 24/27, 27, 191, 217 & 240 stop directly in front of Carney Hospital on Dorchester Ave. Sullivan Boulevard one block north of Carney Hospital.
East Harwich1st Thursday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
310 Rt.137
NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-42771/4 mi south
off Rt. 6 Exit 11
Fall River3rd Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church
228 North Main St.
Brenda at 508-678-2584 or
Email NAMI Fall River
Falmouth4th Monday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Gus Canty Recreation Center
790 Main St.
Bill 508-428-4351
or fisher62045@hotmail.com
Fitchburg1st & 3rd Thursdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
750 Rindge Road
Maryann at 978-342-0988 or
Email Mary
Gloucester1st Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
43 Gloucester Ave., Room 2A978-281-1557 or
Email NAMI Cape Ann
Gloucester3rd Thursday
2:30 -4:00 pm
43 Gloucester Ave., Room 2A978-281-1557 or
Email NAMI Cape Ann
Gloucester2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
43 Gloucester Ave.,
Room 2A
978-281-1557 or
Email NAMI Cape Ann
Haverhill1st Thursday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Merrimac Valley Hospital
140 Lincoln Ave.
Bernie at 503-583-9252
or Email Bernie
Michael at 978-337-6214
or Email Michael
Jamaica Plain3rd Monday
12:00 -2:00 pm
Ethos
555 Amory Street
Jane Boyer at 617-635-3994
jane.boyer@boston.gov Sid at 617-320-3048
el.cid3@rcn.com.
For Senior Caregivers
Lexington1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Brookhaven of Lexington
1010 Waltham St.
Club Room
Janet at 781-761-5287 or
Email Janet
Enter the driveway and go around to the right.
Follow the signs for Main Entrance.
At the Main Entrance there is parking either on the right hand side of the building,
or you can park along the guardrail as you make the turnaround by the Main Entrance.
Enter the building and ask the receptionist where the Club Room is.
Lowell3rd Wednesday
7:00 pm
Solomon Mental Health Center
391 Varnum Ave.
978-677-0618 or
Email NAMI Greater Lowell
Marlborough1st & 3rd Tuesday
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Employment Options
82 Brigham St.
Walter Linehan
508-875-5590
or Tina DeAngelo
508-272-9061
Martha's Vineyard1st Sunday
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Daybreak Clubhouse
457B State Rd,. Tisbury
Peggy or Fenton at
508-693-5872 or pegsb4.1@comcast.net
Martha's Vineyard3rd Wednesday
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
1 Hospital Rd.,
Oak Bluffs
Daryl at 508-627-5249 or darylmknight@verizon.net
href="mailto:namimvy@yahoo.com" target="_blank">EMail NAMI Martha's Vineyard
Mashpee2nd Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Mashpee Chamber of Commerce
5 Market St (next to Capeway Cleaners)
NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277
Middleton2nd Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Middleton Senior Center/Council on Aging
38 Maple Street
Sheila Girard at 978-774-2872 or
Email Sheila
Nantucket2nd Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Sherburne Commons
40 Sherburne Commons Drive
Ruth at 508-221-3437 or
Ruthblount7@gmail.com
Newburyport3rd Thursday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank
63 State St.
Ruth at 978-834-6469
Bernie at 603-382-9511 or
Email Bernie
Michael at 978-337-6214 or
Email Michael
Newton2nd Tuesday
7:30 pm
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Bowles Room #2
Sid at 617-320-3048 or
Email Sid
Northampton2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Windhorse Integrative Mental Health
211 North Street Suite #1
Carol at 413-527-0532
Orange2nd Wednesday
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Quabbin House
25 Main St.
Jen or Rich at 978-544-1859
Pittsfield2nd Thursday
6:30 pm
Berkshire Medical Center (BMC)
725 North St.
Private Dining Rooms
413-443-1666
Plymouth1st & 3rd Thursdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Plymouth Sgarzi Conference Room
Sandwich Street
Kathleen Email Kathleen
Revere2nd Thursday
el secundo Jueves
6:30 - 8:00 pm
North Suffolk Mental Health
265 Beach Street
Norma a 617-912-7886
Todas las reuniones son gratis
y habla español
Sandwich2nd Tuesday
6:30 - 7:50 pm
Spaulding Rehab Hospital
311 Service Road
1st Floor Conference Room

NAMI Cape Cod at 508-778-4277Across from Lelli’s Pizza
Look for the Red Balloon
SpringfieldLast Wednesday
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Vibra Hospital
1400 State St.
Bernice at 413-596-5059 or
Bdrumheller@gmail.com
Wellesley3rd Wednesday
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
Washington St.
Vivian at 781-235-5546 or
Email Vivian
or Marijane at 781-237-7351 or
Email Marijane
For Parents of Adult Children
In the Library
Wellfleet4th Tuesday
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
335 Main Street
02667
info@namicapecod.org
or call 508-778-4277.
Weymouth1st & 3rd Mondays
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Vinfen
5 Finnell Dr.
Email NAMI South ShoreConference Room
Winchester2nd & 4th Tuesdays
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Unitarian Universalist 478 Main StreetJacquie at 781-431-4586 or
jserebrani@gmail.com
Worcester1st & 3rd Tuesdays
7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Bridge of Central Mass
4 Mann St,.
01602
Email NAMI Central MA or
508-368-3562
Parking in Joey’s Bar & Grille parking lot, off Chandler Street
Woonsocket, RILast Wednesday
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Community Care Alliance
Wellness & Recovery Center
55 John. A. Cummings Way
(entrance is on Social St. side of building)
Bronwen at 508-478-0700 ext: 478 or
Elizabeth.Lafferty@MassMail.State.MA.US