Family Support Groups

Free, bi-monthly support group for friends and family of a loved one living with mental illness, facilitated by trained family member peers.  Groups are confidential and anonymous.

Support Group Listing

NAMI-CVA Support Group for Families/Caregivers of a Youth with Mental Illness:

Meets:  Last Thursday of every month, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location:  NAMI Central Virginia Conference Room, 1904 Byrd Ave., Suite 205, Richmond, VA 23230
Contacts:  Beth Tolley –; contact the main office at 804-285-1749 or


Support group for Parents/Caregivers of Youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. (Not NAMI sponsored)

Meets:  First Thursday of every month, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location:  UMFS, 3900 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23230, building #10-Administration
Contacts:  Kourtney Herndon or Cristy Corbin; 804.353.4461

NAMI Family Support Group – Hanover:

Meets: 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 6:30 PM
Location: Cool Springs Baptist Church, 9283 Atlee Station Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Contact: Linda McLeod at 804-789-9270 or NAMI Central Virginia at 804-285-1749

NAMI Family Support Group – Bon Air:

Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 PM
Location: Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Rd., North Chesterfield, VA 23235
Contact: Paula Harstad at 804-323-4404 or NAMI Central Virginia at 804-285-1749

NAMI Family Support Group – Brandermill/Woodlake:

Meets: 4th Monday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112
Contact: NAMI Central Virginia at 804-285-1749

Henrico (Lakeside) Family Support Group:

Meets: Every Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM (except 2nd Wednesday of the month)
Location: Lakeside Center – 5623 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, VA 23228
Contact: NAMI CVA at 804-285-1749

Hanover County Family Support Group (Not NAMI sponsored):

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, every other month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Beginning in July, will switch to 2nd Wednesday)
Location: 12300 Washington Hwy (Route 1), Ashland, VA 23005
Contact: Hanover CSB at 804-365-4200, or Kathy Redfearn 804-365-4230

NAMI Central Virginia Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group:

Meets: 1st Thursday of every month, 7:00 PM
Location: Monument Heights Baptist Church, 5716 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23226
Contact: NAMI Central Virginia at 804-285-1749