NAMI - Central Virginia Chapter

Our Mission

  • Advocacy: 
    • To support the rights of persons with mental illness.
    • To work for a comprehensive, nondiscriminatory system of care for those with mental illness.
  • Family Support: 
    • To provide emotional support, fellowship, and information for parents, relatives, and friends of those with mental illness, as well as for consumers themselves.
  • Housing:
    • To promote the establishment of non-profit, structured, and therapeutic residential facilities for persons with mental illness.
  • Public Education:
    • To reduce stigma by providing education about mental illness to the public.
    • To provide mental health education to peers, family members, and caregivers.
  • Research:
    • To support research and study relating to the treatment and care of children, adolescents, and adults with chronic mental illness.
    • To inform the membership about new medications.

Services

  • Advocacy
  • Education - Other
  • Information and Referrals
  • Life Skills / Independent Living
  • Support Groups - Other
  • Youth Programs

Eligibility

Teens who have experience with:

  • Child welfare
  • Foster care
  • Juvenile justice
  • Mental health
  • Special education

Comments

The Richmond Youth Group is activity based. All stories and experiences are confidential and will not be shared. Pizza and refreshments served. Meetings are at the Charterhouse School located at:
UMFS
3900 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Other Details

  • Accepts Volunteers: Yes, must be 18 or older
  • Ages: 13 to 19
  • Fees: No

More Information

For more information please contact:
NAMI - Central Virginia Chapter
Primary Contact: Jeff Conley - Richmond Youth Group
1904 Byrd Avenue
Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: 804-285-1749
Email NAMI - Central Virginia Chapter
NAMI - Central Virginia Chapter Website

Hours
First Thursday of the month
6 - 8 p.m.

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