NAMI-Yolo offers a family support groups in English and Spanish open to
those who care for a family member or friend living with a mental
illness and seeking a
supportive environment for sharing information, problem-solving strategies
and empathy. A trained NAMI-Yolo family member leads these groups. Other
organizations also offer support groups that may be helpful to family
Space is limited. Please email the support group contact person
to confirm meeting time and location.
When: (new dates) 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sally at (916)752-5865 for meeting time/location/information.
When: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm
Where: Woodland Memorial Hospital; 1325 Cottonwood Street, Woodland,
Cafeteria Conference Room ~ enter this private meeting space through the
Not currently meeting but NAMI-Yolo support
coordinators will meet with individuals on an as needs basis.
Leave a message on the NAMI-Yolo Helpline at (530) 756-8181 and someone
will return your call to arrange a meeting.
Grupo Latino de NAMI-Yolo
NAMI Support Group for Families
Not meeting at present. Phone 530-756-8181
to be put on a notification list for when the group restarts.
Parents / Caregivers of Transition-Age Youth (Ages 16-25)
sponsored by the Yolo County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Family
This group no longer meets on a regular basis. **However**,
if you want to
talk one-on-one with someone who can provide information about issues
affecting people with mental illness between the ages of 16 and 25,
send an email
or phone the NAMI-Yolo Helpline (530-756-8181) and leave a voicemail
requesting to talk with someone who specializes in helping families with
teens and young adults with mental illness. If you don't receive a
return call, please email us.
Some of the topics that were covered by this support group included education, job skills,
treatment decisions, housing, independent living, SSI benefits, healthy
relationships, Medi-Cal vs. private insurance, medication issues,
"breaking away," advanced directives.