Family Support Group Locations

NAMI Vermont’s Family Support Group is a support group for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.

Family Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges.  All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges you are experiencing.

Family Support Groups:

  • are free of charge
  • are scheduled for an hour and a half (90 minutes)
  • are confidential — every participant is valued
  • meet once or twice a month (no RSVP required)
  • provide information on the illness affecting your loved one
  • connect individuals to educational opportunities
  • provide an opportunity to share ideas and suggestions

 

Berlin

Contact:
Fran Levine:  802/223-4085

Day/Time/Location:
4th Monday @ 7:00 pm
Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3
130 Fisher Road in Berlin

 

Brattleboro

Contact:
Judy & Chip Siler:  802/275-2627

Day/Time/Location:
1st Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
1st Congregational Church
880 Western Avenue in West Brattleboro

 

Burlington
(Howard Center)

Contact:
Jim and Pat Johnson:  802/872-9561

Day/Time/Location:
2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
Howard Center
Corner of Pine Street and Flynn Avenue in Burlington
(Note:  Please call Jim for directions to the meeting place. The entrance is located on the lower level down the pathway. The door is locked so please knock and someone will let you in.)

 

Burlington
(Community Health Center)

Contact:
Janice Sabett:  802/598-2171
Louise Lynch:  802/999-3225

Day/Time/Location:
3rd Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
Community Health Center, Mt. Mansfield Conference Room (1st floor)
617 Riverside Avenue in Burlington
NOTE: Meetings suspended in July and August of 2018

 

Georgia

Contact:
Karlo Salminen:  802/734-4516 or 802/893-6642

Day/Time/Location:
1st Tuesday @ 6:00 pm
Georgia Public Library
1697 Ethan Allen Highway (I-89, exit 18) in Georgia

 

Manchester

Contact:
Ann Cooper Cummins:  802/297-0199

Day/Time/Location:
4th Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Equinox Village, 2nd Floor
49 Maple Street in Manchester

 

Rutland

Contact:
Marcia Bassett:  802/345-3016

Day/Time/Location:
1st Monday @ 6:00 pm
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Leahy Conference Center, Room D
160 Allen Street in Rutland
(Note:  Please check the shadow board outside the Leahy Center for the Room #.)
**Date changed from 3rd Monday to 1st Monday

 

St Johnsbury

Contact:
Donna Laferriere:  802/626-8227

Day/Time/Location:
4th Wednesday @ 5:30 pm
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Library
1315 Hospital Drive in St Johnsbury

 

Townshend

Contact:
Phil Blackburn:  713/591-2857

Day/Time/Location:
2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center
133 Grafton Road (Route 35) in Townshend
**New support group beginning July 2018

 

Williston

Contact:
Margie Lemay:  802/876-7949 x100 or 802/310-4199

Day/Time/Location:
3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm
NAMI Vermont Office
Kidder Newhouse Building (South Entrance)
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301 in Williston
**New support group beginning June 2018

 

[Made possible in part by a grant from the Vermont Department of Mental Health]