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ACFA048In our support groups, family members and friends can openly share with each other the challenges of living with someone who has a mental illness and find ways together to meet those challenges.

These informal support group meetings are always free of charge and are led by a NAMI trained and certified leader. All groups are confidential—you can share as much or as little personal information as you wish. Please note- NAMI HC follows the Howard County Public School system. That is, if school is cancelled, then we are closed and all activities are cancelled. If evening school activities are cancelled, then all evening activities are cancelled. 

NO need to register,  just show up!

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NAMI Howard County support group meeting dates or directions.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS OF ADULTS WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS

Lead by trained family members, this group for family members and friends who care about an adult with a mental illness meets at the following times:.

Second Tuesdays —

A group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Parlor of Harmony Hall Retirement Center, 6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia  21044

The next support group meets is August 13, 2019.

Directions: From Route 29, take Route 32 West to Exit 17, Cedar Lane. Stay to the right and go up a hill. Turn left at the light at the top of the hill. (Hickory  Ridge  Shopping Center will be on the right.) Pass Lorien Nursing Home, which is in the same complex of buildings. Harmony Hall is the second building on the right.

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Third Fridays –

A group will meet on the third Friday of each month, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Celebration Church, look for signs, 7101 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21045. (NEW Location)

The next support group meets September 20, 2019.

Directions: Take US-29 S/Columbia Pike and Old Columbia Rd to Riverwood Drive. Head southwest on US-29 S/Columbia Pike. Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 15 for Johns Hopkins Rd toward Gorman Road. Use the left lane to turn left onto Johns Hopkins Road. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Johns Hopkins Road. Turn left onto Old Columbia Road. Continue on Riverwood Drive to your destination.

A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN & TEENS  WITH A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child (under age 18) with mental health issues, you are not alone! Come talk with other parents, grandparents, and caregivers experiencing similar challenges. Share your struggles, as well as successes and resources. Membership in NAMI is not required and there is no cost to attend. However, we are not able to provide child care at this time.

First Mondays — 

The group meets the first Monday of each month, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Room 252, Columbia, MD 21045 .  

The next support group meets is September 9*, 2019. Date change

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Third Thursdays –  Transition Age Youth Support Group for parents of ages 16 – 26.

This group meets the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Room 252, Columbia, MD 21045. 

The next support group meets is August 15, 2019.

Directions: From Route 29 take exit 21A to Rt. 108 East.  Stay in the right lane as you exit as you will make the first right on to Presbyterian Circle.  Follow the road to the end, turn left and park behind the church.  Enter at the glass doors in the back of the building.  Turn left and go to the second floor via the elevator or stairs.

SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ANY MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI CONNECTION

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for people living with mental illness. The group provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.  The groups are lead by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves. They understand your daily challenges and can offer you encouragement and support.  NAMI Connection is open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. Everyone is welcome. The groups are confidential—you can share as much or as little personal information as you wish.

*The NAMI Connection Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at NEW LOCATION – Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Room 150 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, 21045.  

There is no need to register—just come when you feel like you need someone to talk to.


SUNDAY SUPPERS (NEW LOCATION)

People have been gathering for our Sunday Suppers program since 1982. Sunday Suppers is a social gathering for adults living with mental illness. The event is monthly on Sundays begins at 3 pm at the Way Station 9030 Route 108, Back of Building, Columbia, MD 21045

Meals are prepared by local churches and organizations. For transportation concerns please contact the office at (410) 772-9300.

The next Sunday Supper is August 18, 2019.   (NEW LOCATION)

 

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