SUPPORT . ADVOCACY . EDUCATION . RESEARCH .

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          Fall River Housing Authority

                                Deborah Saba and Marie Souza

                   Federal and State and Section 8 programs 

everything you would need to know about these programs.

                           

                                            Monday April 7 , 2014                                         

                                       6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

                           Corrigan Mental Health Center

                                     49 Hillside Street

                                       Fall River, MA

Meeting place is in the cafeteria all educational meetings are free and open to the public .

 

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                  Families Working Together for Change                                                       Families helping Families

Family to Family Education Program 

A free, 12- week course for family , caregivers of individuals with mental illness 

Why is Family to Family unique ?

The course provides insights into, and resolution of, the profound concerns experienced by families, close relatives and friends as they strive to cope with the realities of serious mental illness.

Caregivers not only learn a wide range of information about serious mental illness they also learn to understand how living with these conditions affect their loved one.

Each course:

Meets weekly for 12 weeks
Is offered free of charge
Is taught by trained NAMI Family member who have relatives with mental illness
Follows a structured format covering issues frequently faced by families dealing with mental illness

The course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively .


You are not alone
Despite gains in the treatment and opportunities for recovery, coping with the difficulties that many people encounter in caring for a relative or friend with mental illness can be difficult. 
The NAMI Family to Family Program is a 12 week course for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder , Understanding and coping with PTSD . Course participants gains vital information , insight and understanding of their loved one that many describe as life changing .

 Classes fill up quickly , so contact 

 Brenda Venice 508-678-2584

or email :  namifallriver@comcast.net or 

Beni Costa Reedy at   beni@stmarysdartmouth.org

Sign up for the next class

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 

Place Dartmouth, MA

 call or email  place your name on the list now.



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NAMI of Greater  Fall River 

Monthly  Meetings

 Greater Fall River -held on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Corrigan Mental Health Center 49 Hillside Street , one block south Charlton  Hosp  

This meeting is open to the public to attend with a guest speaker follow by a  membership meeting is after the educational meeting .  

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Family  Support Group

 Greater Fall River

On the third Wednesday of every month at the First Baptist Church , across from the YMCA 228 North Main St. 7:00- 8:15 PM This support group is limited to family members, parents, spouses, siblings, caregivers  and friends of a person with mental illness .                                                                                  For more information  on support groups or monthly  meetings please call    Brenda L Venice , 508-678-2584   


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All NAMI  meetings and support groups are free and open to the public.

  For more information - 508-678-2584

    or email -namifallriver@comcast.net

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