National Alliance on Mental Illness
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NAMI 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.

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 Vineyard Community Church, 1320 Flynn Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012. This meeting is prior to the monthly General Meeting. 
Directions:  Located near the intersection of Flynn & Adolfo Roads.
From US-101 southbound, exit Lewis Rd, turn Left on Ventura Bl, Turn Left on Lewis Rd, Turn Right on Adolfo Rd, Turn Left on Flynn Rd.
From US-101 northbound, exit Flynn Rd, go over one mile past Adolfo Rd. 

CAMARILLO  – (NEW LOCATION.  THE NAMI OFFICE HAS MOVED)  Meets at 11:00 am, the 1st Saturday of each month at the NAMI office, 5251 Verdugo Way, Suite K, Camarillo, CA 93012

THOUSAND OAKS  - Meets at 7:00 pm, the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 2084 Los Feliz Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (Many Mansions - Community Room, Hacienda de Feliz).
Directions:    Click here for a map and directions. 

–  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.


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:  Lisa Rubio (805) 984−2839  or Pablo Rubio (805) 794−6316
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.

Related Files

Flyer, Spanish Language Family Support Group (PDF File)
Directions to Thousand Oaks Support Group, September 2012 (PDF File)
Directions to Thousand Oaks Support Group, September 2012 (PDF File)