Local Affiliates


Affiliates have many programs and activities that allow members to participate as much or as little as they like. Some sponsor regular, full affiliate meetings while others offer monthly support and/or education sessions. VISIT YOUR LOCAL AFFILIATE AND SEE WHAT YOU FIND!


NAMI Elm City

Monthly Public Speakers: September - May
For more information call or text:
Vicky (203) 215-1034



NAMI Fairfield

Friends & Family Support Group

First Congregational Church
148 Beach Rd., Fairfield
1st Wednesday, Speaker Meeting
3rd Wednesday, Support Group
Both Meetings – 7:30 – 9:00pm
(203) 586-0826

Fairfield Public Library
Book Club
2nd Thursday (every other month)
See http://www.namifairfield.org for schedule       (203) 586-0826; Email: namifairfield@gmail.com

NAMI Farmington Valley

Friends & Family Support Group

Valley Community Baptist Church, Valley Cafe Room
590 West Avon Rd., Route 167, Avon
3rd Monday – 7:00 – 8:30pm in November & December 2017; March, April May & June 2018
Janet (860) 620-7717

West Avon Congregational Church
280 Country Club Road, Avon
3rd Monday – 7:00 – 8:30pm in January & February 2018
Janet (860) 620-7717

Simsbury Senior Center
754 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury
1st Monday, 7:00-8:30 pm
Marisa (860) 299-5705;
Carmen (860) 803-4139

First Church in Windsor, 2nd floor
107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor
4th Tuesday, 7:00 –8:30 PM
Roseanne (860) 948-8736
Gail (860) 637-2228

NAMI Farmington Valley (continued)

Stonebrook Village - Gathering Room
555 Old Country Road, Windsor Locks
2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm
Judy (860) 966-6226 or Bruce (860) 924-5129



NAMI Manchester

Friends & Family Support Group

Center Church, Manchester
3rd Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Karen (860) 649-5659


NAMI Newington

Friends & Family Support Group

Joseph Doyle Senior Ctr. 120 Cedar St.
2nd Thursday – 7:00 – 8:45pm
Michele (860) 205-9542


NAMI Shoreline

Friends & Family Support Group

Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road, Madison, CT 06443
4th Wednesday – 7:00 to 8:30pm
Wendy (203) 779-9686
Susan (203) 421-5563 / cayerstout@hotmail.com


NAMI Southeastern Connecticut

Friends & Family Support

South Eastern Mental Health Authority
401 West Thames St., Bldg 301, Norwich
1st & 3rd Wednesday – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Julia (860) 859-4658


NAMI Southwest CT

Friends & Family Support Group

Tully Health Ctr, 32 Strawberry Hill Court
Conference Rm. B, Stamford
1st Wednesday – 7:30 – 9:00pm, See Affiliate website for complete support group and speaker meetings
Lorraine (203) 858-1477


NAMI Waterbury

Friends & Family Support Group

Old Russell School, 969 West Main St.
2nd & 4th Wednesday – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Karin (203) 264-4408



NAMI Windham County

Congregtional Church of Putnam
75 Main Street, Putnam (use the Livery St. parking Lot behind the church and enter the door off the parking lot)
2nd Monday – - 6:00-8:00pm
Bill and Terri (860) 928-5947


Professional & Community Programs

NAMI Connecticut offers a number of programs to serve the needs of community and professional audiences. For more information on any of the programs listed here, please call the NAMI Connecticut office at: 1-800-215-3021.


NAMI Connecticut offers customized professional presentations and in-service programs to meet the needs of a specific organization. Depending upon the time involved, a professional fee may be required.


NAMI Connecticut is available to provide community groups with information on mental illness – including specific disorders, and our organization. These presentations can be tailored to fit a group’s specific needs and time allotment.


Parents & Teachers as Allies

This nationally recognized program is designed as a school in-service for mainstream educators and school professionals. Its goal is to raise awareness about early identification and intervention for children’s mental health concerns.  The 2.5 hour program presents the lived experience of a panel of individuals ranging from a parent to an educator to a person living with mental health challenges/someone in recovery.

NAMI Connecticut received a $10,000 grant from the Catalyst Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain for Parents and Teachers as Allies. Read the full Press Release.

For more information or to schedule a presentation of Parents and Teachers as Allies, please contact Paloma Bayona, NAMI Connecticut Program Director, at (860) 882-0236, x22, or via email at: pbayona@namict.org


NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a prevention and early intervention program that engages youth in a discussion about mental health. This 50-minute in-school presentation is designed for middle and high school age youth. Students learn early warning signs of mental illness, as well as receive resources and tools to help themselves, friends or family members who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness.  They may also may realize that they’re not alone. This program is offered to schools and students at no cost(!), though donations are always welcome. Read More...

For more information or to schedule a presentation of ETS, please contact Paloma Bayona, NAMI Connecticut Program Director, at (860) 882-0236, x22, or via email at: pbayona@namict.org


NAMI Provider Education

NAMI Provider Education is a five-session staff development program for healthcare personnel who work directly with people affected by mental illness. This unique program is led by people living in recovery and by family members who share their personal, intimate perspective on their treatment experience. The material is also available in a 4-hour introductory seminar.

The course helps providers understand the challenges that families and individuals face and appreciate the courage and persistence it takes to live with mental illness.   Read More...

Mental Health Providers commented that they learned:

• “Next steps for fostering collaborative relationships with my clients and their family members.”
• “Help on how to integrate family members into treatment and ways to encourage patients to include family members in care.”
• “Enhanced person-centered practices for client success and wellness.”
• “Better ways to communicate with all involved in treatment and advocacy for people living with a mental illness.”
• “How to obtain support services for family members and what NAMI can offer.”
• “A better understanding and increased knowledge of the relationship between providers, family members and consumers.”
• “How to overcome barriers to collaboration.”

For information on this program please contact Paul Brainerd, NAMI Connecticut Provider Education Coordinator, at: (860) 882-0236, or via email at: pbrainerd@namict.org


Mental Health First Aid


NAMI Connecticut has trained Mental Health First Aid instructors who are available to conduct this course.  The course provides a basic overview of mental health issues and diagnoses, as well as strategies that can be used to help someone who may be in crisis.  This is an eight hour course and there is a charge to take the course.


Please Consider Donating or Joining NAMI Connecticut Today.

Please consider donating or joining NAMI Connecticut today.  We offer FREE Education, Support and Advocacy for families, professionals and those living with mental health issues. Please email ktierney@namict.org for more information on how we can support you as a professional.