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NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.
Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.
Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all people affected by mental health conditions. This in-person experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and shared positive impact. You will experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.
NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:
"This training has been really helpful for me to process much of my own emotions. I am at a point now that being able to stop and look back at exactly how far we've come and being reminded of the painful past but positive changes was very empowering. Sometimes when we get stuck in the routine of moving on we lose sight of how far we've come."
"I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one - I know better how to handle situations."
“You realize that he will never be the same having been through war. I learned how to treat him more as an adult than as a hurt child.”— Mother of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Family-to-Family class held at a VA clinic
“We are still friends with everyone that was in the class. There’s always and open ear and an open heart and a shoulder to cry on if you need it.” — Father of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Family-to-Family class held at a VA hospital
Find the NAMI Homefront nearest to you. If a class isn’t available, contact your local NAMI Affiliate about starting one or take NAMI Homefront Online.
NAMI Homefront is offered online! We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes.
Note: You may register for any of the below classes that fit your schedule. You are not limited to your own time zone.
Eastern Evening: October 7 – November 11
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm ET (5:30pm CT, 4:30pm MT, 3:30pm PT)
Eastern Daytime: October 6 – November 10
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET (9:00am CT, 8:00am MT, 7:00am PT)
Pacific Evening: October 5 – November 9
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm PT (7:30pm MT, 8:30 pm CT, 9:30 pm ET)
Central Evening: October 6 – November 10
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm CT (5:30pm MT, 4:30pm PT, 7:30pm ET)
Call the NAMI Helpline at
text "NAMI" to 741741