This free, 12-week course is taught by trained NAMI family members who have personal experience caring for an adult loved one with mental illness. The course teaches the knowledge and skills family members and loved ones need to cope more effectively. Many describe the impact of this program as life changing.

Classes start every January, April, and September. Call 503.228.5692 to enroll, or for more information.

  • Attend with family members just like you in a confidential setting
  • Gain insight into how mental illness affects a relative (covers schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, various anxiety disorders, PTSD, borderline personality disorder)
  • Take a look inside some of the latest brain research related to mental illness
  • Learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives
  • Discover the medications available and the latest treatment options
  • Learn to cope with the worry and stress; learn to focus on care for you as well as your loved ones
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This program does not cover childhood mental health disorders (see NAMI Basics instead), alcoholism, criminal behavior, or sexual abuse in family

Classes fill up fast so register early! 

Family to Family – For family members and loved ones of adults living with mental illness

Winter 2016

Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 12 weeks| 9:30am – 12:00pm
Jan. 9   – Mar. 26

Tuesday evenings in Gresham for 12 weeks| 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Jan. 5   – Mar. 29

Tuesday evenings at the VA Portland Health Care System for 13 weeks| 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Jan. 5   – Mar. 29

Wednesday evenings in NW Portland for 12 weeks| 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Jan. 5   – Mar. 22
How to Attend a Family to Family Class
More details provided upon registration. All classes offered by NAMI Multnomah are offered free of charge, but preregistration is required. Please call our help line at 503.228.5692 with questions or to register. You can also now register online.

Above is a tribute video containing testimonials about the Family-to-Family program from family members and course instructors.


Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm