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About NAMI Southwest CT

About NAMI Southwest CT

About NAMI Southwest CT

Join NAMI Southwest CT

Membership with NAMI Southwest CT includes national and state membership, subscription to the NAMI Advocate magazine, discounted National Convention registration and more!

About Us

Located in Stamford, CT, NAMI Southwest CT and its dedicated volunteers work together to raise awareness and provide essential mental health education, advocacy and support group programs. NAMI Southwest CT is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that addresses the needs of the local community, helping families and individuals affected by mental illness while striving to replace stigma with understanding.

The Stamford/Greenwich affiliate was established following the 1984 founding of NAMI-CT.  One of its initial principals was Dee Murdoch, now a resident of Torrington, CT.  In 1999, Loretta E. Duvall, a Greenwich resident, became its president and led the affiliate with energy and dedication for seven years.  During this time her accomplishments in advocacy and reducing stigma were recognized by NAMI-CT, the American Psychiatric Association and other organizations.  During her stewardship, the affiliate grew organizationally, gaining a set of bylaws and a board of directors in 2002.

In July of 2014 NAMI Stamford Greenwich changed its name to NAMI Southwest CT to reflect the fact that we serve the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Weston, and Wilton.

Our affiliate has trained facilitators who lead family support groups in the local hospitals and community spaces as well as support groups for parents and caregivers of children with mental health issues each month. We offer support in Spanish and a NAMI Connection group for those in recovery. We sponsor NAMI educational programs locally, including the 12-week Family-to-Family course and NAMI Basics.  

Class/Programs Dates Location Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Ridgefield 06877 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
First Wednesday of each month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Stamford 06902 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
First Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 PM
Norwalk 06850 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
Fourth Wednesday of each month - 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Stamford 06902 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
Last Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Westport 06880 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 PM
New Canaan 06840 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
Fourth Monday of each month, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Wilton 06897 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 07/01/2016
Third Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 PM
Greenwich 06830 Details & Registration
Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares de NAMI 07/01/2016
First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Stamford 06902 Details & Registration
NAMI Connection 07/01/2016
Second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Norwalk 06851 Details & Registration
NAMI Basics 03/01/2017
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 PM
New Canaan 06840 Details & Registration
NAMI Family-to-Family 02/16/2017
12 free classes on Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Ridgefield 06877 Details & Registration
NAMI Family-to-Family 01/14/2017
Saturdays, 9:15 - 11:45 AM
Greenwich 06830 Details & Registration

NAMI Southwest CT

Address: NAMI Southwest CT
Phone: (203) 388-1603
Email Address: namisouthwestct@gmail.com
Website: http://www.namisouthwestct.org
Serving: We serve lower Fairfield County.

Ms. Lorraine M. Zegibe

Board Member
(203) 858-1477

Ms. Claudia DeVita

Vice President
(203) 428-6864

Ms. Dawn Schneider

Board Member
(203) 249-5935

Ms. Barbara Paulding

President
(203) 921-8530

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

New Book Group - November 21, 2016 - Join us on the 3rd Monday of the month, November 21, 2016 at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of My Age of Anxiety, fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind by Scott Stossel. Please RSVP to Claudia at claudiadevita1123@gmail.com.

Family-to-Family - January 14, 2017 - Don't miss the next 12 week class starting on Saturdays at Greenwich Hospital, Hyde Room, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT from 9:15 - 11:45 a.m. This educational program is for family members, caregivers and friends of adults with serious mental illness. It provides critical information and strategies. To register please contact Peter at 203-322-3383.

NAMI Basics - March 1, 2017- Sign up for this free 6 week course that empowers family caregivers to effectively advocate for their children. Meet at Grace Farms, West Barn, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. To register contact Janet at 203-517-9185.