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
Abington2nd & 4th ThursdaysCommunity Room 215 Central St.Email NAMI South Shore
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
Bedford1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Edinburg Center
205 Burlington Road
Janet at 781-761-5287 or
Email Janet
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
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
Fall River Public Library
104 No Main Street
Brenda at 508-678-2584 or
Email NAMI Fall River
In the Nagle Room, used the side door of the library Elm Street entrance.
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
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- 594-0035 or
janekboyer@gmail.com
For Senior Caregivers
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
Island Wide Collaborative
Martha's Vineyard Comm. Serv.
111 Edgartown Rd.
Vineyard Haven
Peggy or Fenton at
617-678-1040 or pegsb4.1@comcast.net
MashpeeDue to the lack of attendance at the Mashpee Support Group, NAMI Cape & Islands is suspending that Support Group.
Should anybody feel strongly they would like to have access to a meeting in Mashpee, please contact Kim Lemmon at 508-778-4277 or klemmon@namicapecod.org
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
New Bedford2nd Tuesday
6:00 - 7:00 pm
888 Purchased Street, 2nd Floor
Brenda at 508-678-2584 or
namibristolcounty@comcast.net
(parking and entry at the back of building )
Newton2nd Tuesday
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Bowles Room #2
Nancy at 781-642-7284
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
Quincy1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:00 - 7:30 pm
South Shore Mental Health Center
460 Quincy Ave.
Email NAMI South ShoreIn the Cafeteria on the first floor
Reading1st & 3rd Wednesdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading
(Room 205, Loring)
239 Woburn St.
01867
Cate at 781-475-2189
Diane at 978-302-4170
Guy at 508-736-3887
Judy at 978-273-0811
Revere2nd Thursday
el secundo Jueves
6:30 - 8:00 pm
North Suffolk Mental Health
265 Beach Street
Por favor, póngase en contacto con Norma a 781-608-6056 si está interesado en asistir a esta reuniónTodas 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
BHN
417 Liberty St.
01104
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
Tracey Rooney at tbtkrooney@gmail.com
For Parents of Adult Children
In the Board Room - second floor
The meeting in November 2018 will be on the second Wednesday
Wellfleet4th Tuesday
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
335 Main Street
02667
info@namicapecod.org
or call 508-778-4277.
Winchester2nd Tuesdays
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Unitarian Universalist 478 Main StreetMaria at 781-258-8823 or mandmshepherd@comcast.net
Maury at 781-460-1577 or
mowood@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