NAMI Family-to-Family Class is free to family members and caregivers who have a loved one 18 or older living with a serious mental health condition. This is a nationally-developed program delivered locally by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental illness.
12-week class May 31 to August 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at People’s Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Island. Registrations may be accepted through Class 2 (June 7) if space is still available.
Please register by calling NAMI office 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10 to 2). Instructors will call you prior to start of class.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley offers free nationally-developed education programs that teach families to cope, communicate and effectively advocate for a loved one living with a mental health condition.
NAMI Homefront will be held six Wednesdays evenings from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Moline, Ill. Registration is required. Please contact NAMI by April 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266. Through a national Memorandum of Understanding with the Veterans Administration, NAMI is actively working with the VA in Iowa City and Quad Cities to promote this specialized class for veteran and active-duty service member families.
NAMI Family-to-Family is program is 12 Tuesday evenings beginning April 17 at Black Hawk College, Moline. Registration opens April 3. Call the college’s PACE department at 309-796-8223. The course is designed for family members and caregivers of individuals 18 years or older living with a mental health condition. Course topics include family response to trauma, diagnosis and dealing with critical periods, problem solving, communications skills, and self-care for caregivers. The program is taught by trained family members who have lived experience.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is pleased to offer its no-cost education program to family members and caregivers of adults – 18 years or older – living with a mental health condition. Taught by family members who have also been there – this nationally-developed course is federal-agency approved.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is pleased to offer its no-cost education program to family members and caregivers of adults – 18 years or older – living with a mental health condition. Taught by family members who have also been there – this nationally developed course is federal agency approved.
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session program for military and veteran Service Member Families. The class is adapted from a national program designed to help family members understand and support a loved one living with a mental health condition, while maintaining their own well-being. This class specifically focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran families. The course is taught by peers — other family members who have “been there” and understand what you may now be experiencing. This course is promoted by the Veterans Administration under a national Memorandum of Understanding with NAMI. Please register and a teacher will contact you prior to the start of class. Registration Deadline is April 2 @ 2 p.m.
The course is offered on 6 Wednesdays from April 4 to May 9 at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Complex, 3300 River Drive in Moline, Ill. Call NAMI to register: M-F 10 to 2 at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.
NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:
Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
Here’s a quick update on NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley and our service to peers living with a mental health condition and their families. NAMI GMV 2017 Annual Report. We’re grateful to our donors and the many community foundations who have helped us achieve our objectives in 2017.