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! 

We are taking applications for our April 2015  Family to Family classes
Spring 2015 classes
Thursday evenings in North Portland for 12 weeks | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
April 2 – June 18
Saturday mornings in NE Portland for 12 weeks | 9:30am – 12:00pm
April 4 – June 20
Saturday mornings in downtown/SW Portland for 12 weeks| 10:00am – 12:30pm
(class cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Space still available in Thursday evening and Saturday morning in NE Portland)
April 4 – June 20
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