Parent Resource Groups

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NAMI Minnesota
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Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
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Support Groups for Families of Children

"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 NAMI at 651-645-2948.

(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 NAMI at 651-645-2948 x300.
Daytime group meets on Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m., at Valley Girl Coffee, 7703 147th Street. Contact Tanya at 952-836-7182.

Elk River 
Meets the third Thursday of each month, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Handke Center, 1170 Main Street, Elk River. Contact Sue at 763-633-0894.

Minneapolis South
Meets on the first 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 NAMI at 651-645-2948.

Oakdale (in Sept. it will return to meeting on the 2nd and fourth Tuesdays)
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Canvas Health Services in the Community Room, 7066 Stillwater Blvd N. Oakdale. Contact Catherine at 651-734-1702.

Prior Lake
Meets the first Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at The Links Event Center, 2200 Trail of Dreams. Contact NAMI at 651-645-2948.

Savage
Daytime group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 to 12:00, at The Caribou Coffee, 7745 Egan Drive. Contact NAMI at 651-645-2948.

St. Cloud
Parent voices groups, meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m., at Clara's House, 1564 Co. Rd. 134.

Resources

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Support and Information