Support Groups

Lean on Us for Support. You are not alone. Come to a meeting. All NAMI-SFV programs are free.

FREE small groups for individuals and family members

Small groups (usually a group of six to ten) share their mental illness problems and stories. Since everyone attending has or is going through the same things, everyone understands and offers comfort. Often someone has a helpful idea or describes a similar experience and how it worked out. NAMI San Fernando Valley is made up of volunteers who have faced mental illness and have experience that can help you. We’ve been there and we are here to help you. We welcome you to visit any of our regularly scheduled meetings. No one has to share unless he or she wants to. There is no need to register in advance, RSVP or prepare. Simply join us at any time to see and hear for yourself how NAMI San Fernando Valley helps. Each group is coordinated by a long-time NAMI San Fernando Valley volunteer who keeps things going and makes sure everyone who wants to talk gets a chance.

Find the group and location that is best for you by visiting our online NAMISFV calendar to see What’s Happening today for NAMI SFV members and community.

NAMI SFV SUPPORT GROUPS

Attend any meeting, any time, for support and answers to important questions regarding you and your loved one with mental illness. Locations throughout the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.

VAN NUYS

SFV Community Mental Health Inc. Center for Family Living, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, CA 91405
(1 block west of Van Nuys Blvd., 1/2 block south of Sherman Way)

For Family & Friends:

1st Wednesday of the Month 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Special Support Group for spouses, brothers, sisters and adult children of people with mental illness.

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Support Group for all family members and friends of people with mental illness. All relationships welcome.

Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Project Return Support and Recovery group for Mental Health Consumers,Project Return Friendship Line 888-448-9777

Project Return is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people experiencing mental illnesses through educational, vocational, and supportive housing services so that they may live productive and fulfilling lives in the community.

For information call Project Return Friendship Line 888-448-9777.

Project Return Peer Support Network is Los Angeles County’s oldest program run by and for people with mental illness and meets in the San Fernando Valley. http://www.mhala.org/project-return.htm

NOTE: Project Return is peer run group that focuses on clients helping clients. While NAMI SFV supports and values the work of this group, we are separate entities and are managed separately.

RESEDA/NORTHRIDGE

Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325 (In the Mental Health Institute/ Carol Pump building. Park on Etiwanda)

For Family and Friends:

1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Support Group for all family members and friends of people with mental illness.

3rd Tuesday of the Month 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Special Support Group for spouses, brothers, sisters, adult children of people with mental illness.

1st Monday of the Month 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Support group open to all family and friends and those who have completed NAMI Family to Family classes. (Basement, Room 3, Main Building)

For Peers:

Wednesdays 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. and Fridays 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DBSA (Depression, Bipolar Support Alliance) peer to peer support group for mental health consumers. 818-570-DBSA (3272) http://www.dbsanorthridge.org/ or email for info. Para información en español por favor póngase en contacto con Cindy en 818-921-6444

DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Group) provides hope, help and support to improve the lives of people living with Depression and/or Bipolar disorder, a concurrent group is available for family and friends as well.

Mondays (support and relaxation group) 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – 6:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m. DBSA en Espanol para información por favor llame al 818-921-6444
Wednesday and Fridays, 6:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Call 818-570-DBSA (3272) or email info@dbsanorthridge.org / http://www.dbsanorthridge.org/

NOTE: DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE GROUP (DBSA) is peer run group that focuses on clients helping clients. While NAMI SFV supports and values the work of this group, we are separate entities and are managed separately.

WEST HILLS

West Valley Christian School, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307 (West of Shoup, enter west driveway to rear of parking lot)

2nd and 4th Monday of the Month 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Support Group for all family members and friends of people with mental illness.

SANTA CLARITA

Santa Clarita Mental Health Clinic, 23501 Cinema Drive #210, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Support Group for all family members and friends of people with mental illness.

Real Life Church (Rm. 212), 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355
2nd and 4th Monday of each month 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm

Faith based peer to peer group is every 2nd Tueday of each month
Support Group for all family members and friends of people with mental illness. Contact 818-994-6747 of SFV/SCV NAMI Help line

SYLMAR

GRUPOS de APOYO en Español

Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center,14659 Olive View Dr., Sylmar, CA 91342
Compartiendo experiencias1st (primer) y 3rd (tercer) Martes de cada mes 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Para informacion en espanol:spanish@namisfv.org (818) 994-6747
Marque el simbolo denumero. Despues del tono, diga su nombre y un numero de telefono donde podamos localizarlo durante el dia. Alquien que habla espanol lo ltamara en cuarenta y ocho horas.