Here at NAMI Vermont, we are constantly reviewing updates regarding COVID-19 and attempting to deliver programs and supports to interested participants. During this time, we are very aware of the concerns of hosting in-person programs for participants, so we’re offering alternatives by teleconference and/or video conference meetings. We’re looking out for everyone in this challenging time.

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
ANY MONTH
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1st Mon: Williston FSG 1st Tues: Georgia FSG 1st Wed: Brattleboro FSG
2nd Tues: Burlington FSG 2nd Wed: Bennington FSG
3rd Mon: Manchester FSG & Williston FSG 3rd Wed: St Johnsbury FSG
4th Mon: Berlin FSG 4th Tues: Burlington FSG

 

Hosted out of Williston (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitators:
Margie L

Day/Time/Location:
1st & 3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm
NOTE: This group will meet by teleconference and video conference until further notice.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/219920030?pwd=SGZXZi9EN0kzSVNBTmhsNU1GSEVkdz09
Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 219 920 030#

 

Hosted out of Georgia, VT (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitators:
Kelly F & Sheryl W

Day/Time/Location:
1st Tuesday @ 6:00 pm
NOTE: This group will meet by video/teleconference until further notice. 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/625544744?pwd=bXNYY05uSi9ZbDNwWGxRaDZkRkVJdz09https://us04web.zoom.us/j/625544744?pwd=bXNYY05uSi9ZbDNwWGxRaDZkRkVJdz09
Phone option: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 625 544 744#
Password: 187773

 

Hosted out of Brattleboro (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitators:
Judy & Chip S

Day/Time/Location:
1st Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
NOTE: This group will be meeting by video conference and teleconference until further notice. Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/484314475?pwd=MUd5UHJhTGs5L2NuRitiWllCYXVzUT09
Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US 
Meeting ID: 484 314 475#

 

Hosted out of Burlington (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitators:
Jim J

Day/Time/Location:
2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
NOTE: This group will only meet by video/teleconference until further notice.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/277667605?pwd=T3pSN0QrV0E3VkpiNDBlblluc0R1QT09
Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 277 667 605#
Password: 187773

 

NEW!!! Bennington In-person, beginning Sept. 8th

Facilitator:
Ann C

Day/Time/Location:
2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship
108 School Street, Bennington
NOTE: This group *may* transition to meeting online.

  • If someone has symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to participate. 
  • Unvaccinated people will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing for an indoor event. 
  • Vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask after showing proof of vaccination. Masks are still recommended for all participants. Event leaders will record attendance with proof of vaccination. 

 

Hosted out of Manchester (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitator:
Ann C

Day/Time/Location:
3rd Monday @ 6:30 pm
NOTE: This group will only meet by video/teleconference until further notice.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85630984108?pwd=WWV3YXNrZFJsQ0c0dXJBTEE2Tmtvdz09

Meeting ID: 856 3098 4108
Passcode: 157361
PHONE OPTION: 1 646 558 8656

 

Hosted out of Berlin (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitators:
Fran L, Roberta D, & Kathi T

Day/Time/Location:
4th Monday @ 6:30 pm
NOTE: This group will only meet by video/teleconference until further notice.
Join Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
CLICK HERE

 

 

Hosted out of St Johnsbury (All Vermont is welcome!)

Facilitators:
Betty K

Day/Time/Location:
3rd Wednesday @ 5:30 pm
NOTE: This group will meet by teleconference & video conference until further notice.
Send an email to program@namivt.org for info to join.

 

 

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