PA SYSTEM OF CARE PARTNERSHIP DELAWARE COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS
NAMI MAINLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Susie Vernick at 610-649-5206 for more information.
The Havertown NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived
experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Llanerch (211 Lansdowne Rd. in Havertown, PA 19083). For more information, please contact Nora at email@example.com.
The Upper Darby NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families with a special emphasis for parents of youth and young adults ages 26 and younger struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges, but all are welcome. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health and substance abuse challenges. The group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7-8.00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Crossroads Community Church, 104 Heather Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082. The Upper Darby NAMI Family Support Group is co-facilitated by Michael and Jacqueline Harper. For more information, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://namipamainline.org
DELAWARE COUNTY ADVOCATE / FAMILY MENTOR
Andrea Klein - email@example.com
NAMI DELAWARE COUNTY NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS
Support Group Meetings
Family-to-Family Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lima United Methodist Church, 209 Middletown Rd, Media, PA. The church is on Rt. 352 across the road from the Granite Run Mall. The support group is open to anyone experiencing having a family member or friend diagnosed with a serious mental illness. For more information, please call Jean Shatoff at (610) 325-9623 http://namipadelco.org Delaware NAMI, PO Box 567 Lansdowne, PA 19050 firstname.lastname@example.org 610-623-0071
Parent Empowerment through Advocacy & Knowledge Workshop (PEAK)
The PEAK Workshop series offered in Delaware County, a community-based model for educating and empowering parents/caregivers of children and youth with emotional and behavioral health challenges. PEAK engages parents/caregivers in a dynamic educational process that equips them with the knowledge, skills, and resources to become their children’s most effective advocates. The PEAK curriculum features presentations by professional human service providers from local child-serving systems; peer-to-peer discussions with family advocates and interactive discussions by participants.
Mental Health Association of Southeaster PA, 7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082 267-507-3850 http://www.mhasp.org
PARENTS INVOLVED NETWORK
PIN provides information, support, referrals for parents/caregivers to help them become the best advocate for their children. Parent Advocates who have been through the experience themselves support families whose children have behavioral health challenges. PIN also advocates locally and statewide influencing policy issues affecting children and youth who have emotional or behavioral health challenges. Programs are located in Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. In Montgomery County the program is called Family Mentor and Advocacy Network. http://www.mhasp.org
Mental Health Association of Southeaster PA, 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-751-1800 Toll Free: 800-688-4226