Family Support Groups

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NAMI Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
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Family Support Groups

“After our daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia we found NAMI. They gave us the support we needed when our world fell apart.”

Family support groups provide ongoing support for families and friends of persons living with a mental illness. Support groups are scheduled for the following locations and times. Please call the contact person listed for information. (For volunteer trainings to facilitate NAMI family support groups, click here.)  Also see Daughters & Sons, and Partners & Spouses support groups below.

Andover (Note: For June-August meets the 3rd Wednesday only)
6:30 p.m., meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, Fairview Andover Clinic, 13819 Hanson Blvd. NW. Contact: Becca at 612-790-0938 or Amy at 763-398-9200.

Austin
7:00-8:00 p.m., meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1910 3rd Ave. NW, Contact Shari at 507-433-2301

Chaska
6:30-8:00 p.m., meets on the second & fourth Monday of each month at Chaska Moravian Church at 115 4th Street. Contact Jan at 612-554-0825 or Sara at 612-770-7466.

Duluth
6:00-7:00 p.m. (educational meeting 7:00-8:00), meets the last Tuesday of the month at Miller Dwan Hospital, conference room 3, 502 E. 2nd St. Contact NAMI Duluth at 218-409-6566.

Eagan
7:00 p.m., meets the 4th Monday of the month at Advent United Methodist Church, 3945 Lexington Ave. South. Contact Connie at 952-432-9278.

Eden Prairie
7:00-8:30 p.m., meets the 2nd & fourth Tuesday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive. For information, call Carol at 952-426-0343.

Forensic Network
7:00 p.m. For dates and location, call Joe at 651-484-8218.

Grand Rapids
5:00-6:30 p.m., meets the 3rd Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Area Library, 140 NE 2nd St. Contact Mary 218-230-9553 or Karen 218-328-5000

Mankato
6:30 p.m., meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Bethel Baptist Church, 1250 Monks Ave. Contact Diane at 507-931-6996.

Minneapolis
6:30-7:45 p.m., meets on the 1st Friday of each month at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox Ave. So. Contact Dorothea at  612-759-1977.

Moorhead (Starting in April)
6:30-8:00 p.m., meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 14th St. S. Contact Denise at 218-443-0161.

Northfield
7:00 p.m., meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Northfield Community Resource Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, in Room HS 222. Contact: 507-663-7950 or 1-888-NAMI-Helps.

Oakdale
7:00-8:30 p.m., meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, Canvas Health, 7066 Stillwater Blvd., in community room. Contact Dan at 651-341-8918.

Owatonna 
7:00 p.m., meets the 1st Monday of each month at Christ Community Covenant Church, 540 SE 18th Street. Contact Judy at 507-451-0043.

Plymouth
7:00-8:30 p.m., meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road. Contact Elizabeth at 612-432-0471

Rochester (two groups)
7:00 p.m., meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at NAMI SE Minnesota, 1700 Broadway Ave. N., Suite 104. Contact 507-287-1692.
6:00 p.m., meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, at Mayo Clinic/St. Mary's Hospital, Generose Bldg., in room 3-108 (the Rome Library). Parking validation available. Contact 507-287-1692.

Roseville
6:30 p.m., meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Centennial United Methodist Church, County Road C2 West & Snelling Avenue. Contact Anna Mae at 651-484-0599.

St. Cloud
7:00-8:30 p.m., meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road. Contact Mike at 320-259-7101 or 320-492-2024.

St. Paul (New meeting location)
6:30-8:00 p.m., Meets on the 4th Monday of each month at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway N. (corner of University Ave. and Lexington) There is free parking in the ramp. Contact Jennifer at 507-254-5524.

Stillwater
6:30-8:00 p.m., Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday at the Stillwater Library 224 Third St. N., in the Margaret Rivers Room A. Please use 3rd St. entrance. Free parking ramp. Contact Marie or Bob at 651-770-1436.

Virginia (New group)
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Essentia-Health Medical Arts Clinic, 901 9th St. N., in McMillan Room B. Contact Dan 218-290-5461. See flyer.

Willmar
Starting Feb. 4, this group will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, at Lakeland Health Center, 502 2nd ST. SW, in Seminar room 2 on the lower level. For information, call Family support: 320-444-4860.

Winona
7:00 p.m., meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Winona Health, in the Parkview conference room, 855 Mankato Ave. Contact Helen at 507-494-0905 or Chuck at 507-226-3079.

Daughters & Sons Support Group

Daughters and Sons, a support group for young adults aged 16-20 who have a parent with a mental illness, will start meeting in June. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., in Minneapolis.

Partners & Spouses Support Group

Minneapolis, Partners & Spouses Support Group
This group is for spouses, domestic partners, and people who share child-rearing responsibilities with a person who has mental illness. It is held on the 1st Friday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox Ave. S., Room 394, in Minneapolis. For information about the partners/spouse group call NAMI at 651-645-2948.

St. Paul, Partners & Spouses Support Group
The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ, 1795 Holton St. (Holton & Garden). For information, call Melissa at 651-354-0825.

Eating Disorders Family Support

Eating Disorders Family Support - Free friends and Family Support groups through The Emily Program Foundation. Open to the public in St. Paul, St. Louis Park and Woodbury providing education and emotional support for people caring for someone with an eating disorder. For more information contact Emily Monson at 651-379-6141 or emily.monson@emilyprogramfoundation.org

Suicide Survivor's Support Groups

Suicide survivor's support groups can be found toward the bottom of the Suicide Prevention & Awareness page, here.