NAMI CONNECTION

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program, for adults living with mental illness. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.

NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness.

Please note – These NAMI groups are restricted to adults living with a mental illness. 
For family member support groups, see the Family Support Groups listed below.

Camarillo

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the NAMI Ventura County office, 5251 Verdugo Way, Suite K, Camarillo, CA  93012

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS 

Care & Share Family Support Groups provide support, education, advocacy and information to family members and friends of those suffering with severe mental illness.  Each person has an opportunity, if they wish, to share their current situation with the group.  Since everyone attending has or is going through similar issues, everyone can offer understanding and comfort.  Often group members are able to offer helpful ideas, suggestions and resources.

Each group is coordinated by a trained support group facilitator who is also the family member of a person living with serious mental illness.

Family Support Groups meet regularly as shown below.  Select “Calendar” from the menu above to check the date of the next meeting.  For more information, call the NAMI Ventura County Helpline at (805) 500-NAMI.

Please note – These NAMI groups are restricted to family members or friends who are supporting a person with a mental illness. 
For consumer/client support groups, see the NAMI Connection Group listed above.

 

CAMARILLO  – Meets at 5:30 pm, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Vineyard Community Church, 1320 Flynn Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012. This meeting is prior to the monthly General Meeting.
Directions:  Located near the intersection of Flynn & Adolfo Roads.
From US-101 southbound, exit Lewis Rd, turn Left on Ventura Bl, Turn Left on Lewis Rd, Turn Right on Adolfo Rd, Turn Left on Flynn Rd.
From US-101 northbound, exit Flynn Rd, go over one mile past Adolfo Rd.

THOUSAND OAKS – Meets at 7:00 pm, the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Kaiser Permanente Meeting Room 145 Hodencamp Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

 

VENTURA –  Meets at 6:30 pm, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Bible Fellowship Church, Room 302, 6950 Ralston Street, Ventura
Directions:  The church is located near the intersection of Ralston Street and Johnson Drive.
If coming from Oxnard/Camarillo on US-101 southbound, exit Johnson Dr., merge onto Northbank Dr and make an immediate left onto Johnson Drive.  Proceed one mile; use the Johnson Drive entrance just before Ralston Street.

SIMI VALLEY– Meets at 6:15 pm, the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Clinicas del Camino Real, 1424 Madera Rd., 2nd floor, Simi Valley, CA  93065 (at Madera Rd. and Royal Ave.)  Easily accessible from Simi Valley, Moorpark , Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas.

Directions:  Click here for map

GRUPO DE APOYO

For Spanish-speaking family members of people with a mental illness

OXNARD  – Meets at 6:30 pm, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
The Wellness Center, 2697 Saviers Rd. Oxnard, CA 93030
For information in Spanish, call: NAMI Office – (805) 641-2426
Directions: The Wellness Center is located in the Centerpoint Mall, use the rear parking lot from C Street.  The Center is across from St. Anthony’s Church.