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

 

Family Support Groups Map

 

Bellows Falls/Westminster

Contact:
NAMI Vermont:  802/876-7949

Day/Time/Location:
3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
Compass School
7892 US Hwy 5 in Westminster
NOTE: Meeting only by video/teleconference until further notice: Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/285575475?pwd=cGV2NjVIMzFGSWJWTUMxRWs1ZFhUdz09

Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 285 575 475#
Password: 209268

 

 

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
NOTE: The June 22nd group will meet by teleconference only.
PHONE 1-425-585-6113 (for cell)
PHONE 1-844-890-7777 (for landline); Meeting ID 848-090-795 and #

 

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
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#

 

Burlington

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.)
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

 

Georgia

Contact:
Kelly Ferguson:  802/893-0032

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

 

Manchester

Contact:
Ann Cooper Cummins:  802/297-0199

Day/Time/Location:
New Schedule: 3rd Monday @ 6:30 pm
Equinox Village, 2nd Floor
49 Maple Street in Manchester
NOTE: The group on June 15th will meet by teleconference only:

PHONE 1-425-585-6113 (for cell)
PHONE 1-844-890-7777 (for landline); Meeting ID 848-090-795 and #

 

 

Rutland

Contact:
Katy Crane:  802/259-3824

Day/Time/Location:
1st Monday @ 6:00 pm
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Leahy Conference Center, Room B
160 Allen Street in Rutland
(Please check the shadow board outside the Leahy Center for the Room #.)
NOTE: As a precaution, this group is cancelled until further notice. 

 

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
NOTE: This group will meet by teleconference & video conference until further notice.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89492309528?pwd=T1lpckhNemM1Qlk3RDc2STF5a3NjQT09

Meeting ID: 894 9230 9528
Password: 187773
Phone option:
+1 646 558 8656 US

 

Townshend

Contact:
Phil Blackburn:  713/591-2857

Day/Time/Location:
2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center
133 Grafton Road (Route 35) in Townshend
NOTE: The June 10th group will meet by teleconference only.
PHONE 1-425-585-6113 (for cell)
PHONE 1-844-890-7777 (for landline); Meeting ID 848-090-795 and #

 

Williston

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

Day/Time/Location:
1st & 3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm
NAMI Vermont Office
Kidder Newhouse Building (South Entrance)
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301 in Williston
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#

 

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