Education Programs


We promote workshops provided by the national, state and other affiliates. We promote educational opportunities provided by other organizations. Speakers are featured at many general meetings. We strive to become informed advocates for those with mental illness and their families through collaborative group effort and action. We educate each other so that we can make better choices for ourselves, others, and future generations.


Meeting and discussions are informal and informative. At monthly CARE and SHARE meetings, participants can talk openly about their own problems with anxiety, frustration, guilt, financial burden, and isolation, Members have an opportunity to listen to others and learn more about coping. The group respects each participant's right to privacy.

Services Available

Community of Hope

Even though we share otherwhelming problems in common, we also share a common strength, a common understanding, and a common wisdom that forms a community of hope.

Support Groups

  • Support For Family and Friends
    St. Paul's Church, Guild Room,
    120 N. Hall St., Visalia, CA
    1st Tuesday of the month
    General Membership Meeting: at 5:45 p.m. and Support Group at 7:00pm

    Support For Individuals With Mental Illness
    NAMI Connections; Every Thursday at 3:00pm at TLC, 546 E. Tulare Ave. Visalia, CA
    Look for the Wellness and Recovery Sign.
    This confidential group is led by peers living well in recovery.

  • Support For Family and Friends
    King View South Tulare One Stop
    409 Main St. Porterville, CA 93257
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Education Programs

  • This is a free twelve-week education course on the topic of wellness and recovery for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by two trained [more]
  • *Also Available in Spanish

  • This free ten week education course provides a full approach to recovery for people with mental illness who are interested in achieving and maintaining wellness. [more]
  • A panel presentation providing a summary of mental illness in children and adolescents and a discussion of the issues these disorders raise for parents and teachers. [more]
  • This is a 50-minute program designed for high school audiences and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum. [more]