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If you live in the city of Fredericksburg or in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania or Stafford counties, we're here for you. We hold monthly meetings the first Wednesday of every month. Click on the Calendar above. We also have educational and support programs. Click on >>Progams & Activities on the left side menu to open up the full lising. Scroll down this page to read it all.





We are currently taking reservations for the Fall 2014 Family to Family class starting on Monday, September 8th. It will be held near the Mary Washington Hospital  (UMW).  The class runs for 12 weeks and completes in November. Here's an overview of the class.
NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness.
--- Free of cost
--- Meets for 12 Mondays from 7 to 9:30 PM starting September 8th
--- Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness
--- Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness
--- Provides critical information, resources and strategies related to caregiving
--- Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises
--- Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
Additional details  will be provided after you have  registered. Again, the class is free. To register please provide the following information via e-mail to or telephone Ron Ball at (540) 972-2279.
Name: First and last name
Mailing Address: Street address or PO box
Telephone: Home and cell if you have both
E-mail Address: We prefer to communicate via E-Mail but  will work with you  if you do not have e-mail.

Here's exciting news. There's a new peer run mental health center located at the Goodwill Community Resource Center, 4701 Market Street in Fredericsburg. A lot of people have been hard at work making this dream become a reality. For al of the details click here to go to their Website


If you have a loved one or family member with a mental illness, having a support group can be important for your well-being. There's a NAMI support group started that meets the second and fourth Tuesday every month at Mary Washington hospital from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the 1 West-B conference room at Mary Washington. For more information, contact Katie Samulevich at


We have two weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences. Here's what you can expect at a local support group meeting.

• Weekly free 90 minute gatherings led by trained individuals
• Safe place to share the challenges and successes of coping
• Group where you'll receive understanding from others, where everything is confidential
• Place where you'll leave feeling renewed hope and sometimes with tools and friends

You're welcome to attend. Prior arrangements are not needed. These groups are “open” meaning that new participants are welcome. Start with a phone call for friendly confirmation of current schedules and locations and help with directions. There may even be additional groups, times and locations similarly approved and sponsored by one of these two local nonprofit advocacy organizations with national links, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America (MHA).

Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Snowden, across from Mary Washington Hospital,
1200 Sam Perry Blvd.,
Fredericksburg, VA
West-B conference room (ask at Information Desk)
Contact Katie Samulevich at or at (540) 846-3332.

Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
England Run Library, Room 3
Stafford, VA
Route D2, Stafford County South, serves England Run library (Plantation Drive and Lyons Blvd). Stop #462 stops at the library 10 minutes after each hour.
Contact: Karen (540) 373-1744 or David (540) 479-3044

Related Files

Mental Health Resource Guide (PDF File)
NAMI Rappahannock Information (PDF File)
RIM news (PDF File)
Art of Recovery Poster (PDF File)
Mayfest Flyer 2014 (PDF File)
Art of Expression Exhibit (PDF File)

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