Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
"NAMI gave me hope when I had no hope."
NAMI Minnesota provides support groups to help parents discover resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with a mental illness, learn coping skills and develop problem solving skills. Each of the support groups are facilitated by a parent who has a child with a mental illness and who has received specialized training. For more information contact Jennie Bennett, Parent Resources Director: 651-645-2948 x300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(For volunteer trainings to learn how to facilitate a NAMI Parent Resource Group, click here.)
Parent Resource Groups
Apple Valley/Lakeville (2 Groups)
Meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, from 6-8 p.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road. Contact Jennie at 651-645-2948 x300 or email@example.com.
Daytime group meets on Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m., at Valley Girl Coffee, 7703 147th Street. Contact Tanya at 952-836-7182.
Meets every Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, 12501 Nicollet Ave. Ste. 100. Contact Jennie at 651-645-2948 x300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at YMCA, Community Room B, 13337 Business Center Drive. Contact Sue at 763-633-0894.
Inver Grove Heights
Meets every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m., at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 7160 South Robert Trail. Contact Jennie at 651-645-2948 x300 or email@example.com.
Meets on the last Friday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 804 8th Street. Contact Traci at 320-808-3022
Meets on the 1st Saturday of the month, 2:15-3:45 p.m., at Lake Nokomis Community Center; 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis. This group is for family caregivers of children under 18. Bilingual support is available for Spanish-speaking families. Contact Susan at (612) 424-1823, NAMIHennepinCounty@gmail.com
Meets the first Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at The Links Event Center, 2200 Trail of Dreams. Contact Jennie at 651-645-2948 x300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daytime group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 to 12:00, at The Caribou Coffee, 7745 Egan Drive . Contact Jennie at 651-645-2948 x300 or email@example.com.
Parent voices groups, meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m., at Clara's House, 1564 Co. Rd. 134.
Parent Warmline: Feeling isolated & overwhelmed by your child’s behaviors or mental illnesses? Not sure where to start or who to talk to? No time to attend support groups or classes? Even phone calls a challenge? Connect a parent peer specialist through NAMI’s parent email warmline.
NAMI Minnesota booklet to help you recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your child's mental health crisis.