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.
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.
CAMARILLO – Meets at 5:30 pm, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Camarillo Christian Church, 1777 Arneill Rd., Camarillo, 93010 – Also meets at 6:30 pm, the 4th Tuesday of each month at ARC Camarillo, 280 Skyway Dr., Camarillo, 93010
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.