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NAMI Family-to-Family is NAMI’s flagship education program for family members of people diagnosed with mental health conditions. This free, 8-week program is facilitated by trained volunteers who are family members, caring for their loved ones themselves.

The class provides family caretakers with education about mental health conditions, skills workshops, and information about available resources. The NAMI Family-to-Family curriculum includes:

  • Information about mental health conditions and treatments
  • Coping skills, handling crisis and relapse, local and national resources
  • Listening and communication techniques
  • Problem solving, limit setting, self-care

Most importantly, the class offers family members the invaluable opportunity of open conversation and mutual support in a stigma-free environment. Class participants, now more than 400,000 people nationwide, find that the Family-to-Family experience empowers them to understand and pursue paths toward healthy recovery for their loved ones, their families, and themselves.

Upcoming NAMI Family-to-Family Classes

Please note that our NAMI Family-to-Family classes are currently offered both virtually and in-person. Pre-registration is required.

We encourage you to register for the class based in your area, but classes are open to all. View our map to find the NAMI affiliate in your area.

Fall 2024

NAMI Western Massachusetts Curso Virtual en Español

Cuándo: Otoño 2024

Hora: (por determinar)

Contacto: NAMI Western Mass en o 413-786-9139

September 4

NAMI Cape Ann Family-to-Family class – in-person

Date: Thursdays, September 4 to October 24, 2024

Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Gloucester

Contact: Robert at

September 9

NAMI Cambridge Middlesex & NAMI North Central Family-to-Family class – virtual

Date: Mondays, September 9 to November 18, 2024

Time: 9 am to 11:30 am

Location: virtual

Contact: Donna at

September 14

NAMI Cambridge-Middlesex & NAMI Central-Middlesex  Family-to-Family class – in-person

Date: Saturdays, September 14 to November 2nd, 2024

Time: 9 am to 11:30 am

Location: in person

Contact: Maureen at or Elizabeth at

September 24

NAMI Central-Middlesex Family-to-Family class – virtual

Date: Tuesdays, September 24 to November 19, 2024

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Location: virtual on Zoom

Contact: Sara at or Phyllis at

Jan 2025

NAMI Cambridge-Middlesex Family-to-Family class – in-person

When: January 2025 (dates to be determined)

Time: (to be determined)

Location: Cambridge

Contact: Carolyn White at

Looking for additional family support options?

Check out our Family Support resource page.

You can also contact our Compass helpline. Learn more about Compass.

NAMI Massachusetts Compass Helpline logo
Support for this program is provided in part by:
Contact us for more information about NAMI Family-to-Family:

Ilya Cherkasov, MS
Senior Manager, Education & Support


Eliza T. Williamson, M.Ed, MFA, CPS
Deputy Director of Programs