August 12 Spouses/Partner & Friends Group is canceled due to leaders’ family emergencies. Please join the General Family Support Group this evening. We hope to resume this group in September. Check back here later in August to confirm the September group. Thank you for your understanding.
NOTE: Our program schedule is changing over July and August, so we recommend checking our calendar often through the summer.
This is a facilitated, confidential support group for spouse and partner caregivers concerned about and/or caring for a person with mental illness, open to all WNY families. It meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Pre-register for a Zoom online Family Support Group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with
1) the date of the online Family Support Group you wish to attend,
2) your name and
3) a phone number for us to call and arrange for you to register.
For Niagara Falls metro area: Do you need a computer or a ride to be able to attend a group? Loaner computers (on site) with tech help are available at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Hospital staff will help you if aren’t sure how to use computers. Free transportation is also available for the Niagara Falls metro area. Reserve tech space or a ride for this date by 3 pm the day before the group. Participants must wear a mask and use social distancing. Contact Taylor at 716-343-3061 to reserve tech access space and/or arrange transportation, if needed.
You may also attend our other support groups for family members if the time of this one does not work for your schedule.
There is no fee to attend, and we encourage participants to join NAMI Buffalo & Erie County or make a donation, if able. No one is denied membership due to financial hardship. Membership includes local, state, and national NAMI.
This group is not appropriate for a person who has a diagnosis unless they are a caregiver for a loved one who has mental illness. Referrals to other peer supports available. For any questions, email us at email@example.com or call the office at 716-226-6264.