Support

* COVID-19 Support Update *

NAMI-CO’s virtual support groups are open to all. 

Please download the free Zoom app on your phone, tablet or laptop and link to them. Once you have the app, at the meeting start time, click on the link and your app will open; click on “join the conversation.”

Zoom Tutorial

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

Bend Family Support Group: third Tuesday of Every Month, 5:15PM – 6:45PM.
Contact Bud Manley: manleypenman@aol.com.
Zoom link

Bend Family Support Group: last Thursday of every month, 5:15-6:45.
Contact Catherine: catherine@steffano.org. ​
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 914 504 297
Password: 002702
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files

Redmond Family Support Group: First Saturdays, 10:00-11:30AM.
Contact Linda: longjourneyhome40@gmail.com.
Zoom link
Password: 720700

CONNECTIONS PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Bend Connections Peer Support Groups: Every Monday from 7-9 PM via Zoom.
Open to adults 18 and older in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who live with mental illness. TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

Connections: Thursdays at 10:30 AM. (currently on a break)
Contact: Janet Marie- 541-408-8675 or Joe at 458-256-8623.


The following NAMI-CO volunteers are available for those needing support while our group gatherings are suspended:

For Family Support:
              Bud Manley: manleypenman@aol.com
              Catherine Steffano: 512-784-4066 or catherine@steffano.org
              Michael Steffano: michael@steffano.org          
              Roger Olson: 541-480-1960 or rogero@bendbroadband.com
              Karenlynn Lessard: 503-913-3905 or karless2003@yahoo.com
              Kelly Harrild: 541-280-0582 or kellygarl1@gmail.com
              Linda Shaw: 541-279-0589 or longjourneyhome40@gmail.com

For Peer Support/Connections:
              General: David Romprey Warmline 800-698-2392 7 days a week 9AM to
11AM- Just to talk
              Marcia Miller: 541-480-8269 or marshmiller@live.com
              Andrea Rematore: 480-772-8915 or andrearem2855@gmail.com
              Janet Zapata: 541-408-8675

Please remember that all are volunteers, and kindly be respectful of the time of day calls are made.

The national NAMI HelpLine
is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EDT) at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org. If you or a loved one is in crisis, you can text “NAMI” TO 741741.

Here is some information we found to be helpful:

We will update you as new information becomes available, and will let you know when support groups start meeting again.


Family Support Group
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group program for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. In these groups which meet weekly or monthly, family members can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

Connection (Peer) Support Group
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.