Programs and Services


NAMI Programs are for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.  Through NAMI Hawaii, you’ll meet other  family members who have struggled with the mental illness of their loved ones. We come together, in a safe and comfortable setting, to share each other's pain, promote hope and build a better tomorrow for our loved ones and for ourselves. We in Hawaii are committed to offering community-focused education, support, and advocacy programs for  family caregivers within our community at large.

NAMI Signature Programs

For Families & Caregivers

Family members can participate in NAMI Signature Programs that are designed to help them gain a greater understanding of mental illness, develop empathy, and be more effective in helping their loved ones affected by mental illness.

Family-to-Family (F2F) Education

A free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses. It teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively to empower them to advocate for their loved ones. Our programs are taught by trained family members who have experienced living with  a loved one with a  mental illness.

KAUAI

LIHUE

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Family to Family
Time: Please call to confirm
Location:  Lihue
Contact: 805-886-6175
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239


OAHU
You must register by phone or email to attend this class
NEW CLASS STARTS MAY 12th, REGISTER TODAY

Family to Family
Class Days: Saturdays for 12 weeks 
Time: 9:30-12:00 pm
Location:  NAMI Office in Honolulu
Contact: (808)591-1297
Email:  info@namihawaii.org  


MAUI

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Family to Family
Location: Kahului, Maui
Contact: Pualani (808) 368-9381 or Loretta (808) 368-2150
Email:  mbasbas@cfs-hawaii.org


HAWAII (Big Island)

HILO

You must register by phone or email to attend this class

Family to Family
Class Days: Saturdays, 6 weeks
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph Church Rectory Meeting Room at 43 Kapiolani Street, Hilo
Contact: Carol Denis (808) 935-0615
    

Other NAMI Programs

The following NAMI programs are not currently offered in Hawaii. If you are interested in seeing any of these programs in Hawaii, please contact us.
  •  Peer-to-Peer
  • Free course for consumers containing individual relapse prevention planning, a debriefing/storytelling week, and an advance directive for psychiatric care.
  •  In Our Own Voice
  • One-and-a-half hour interactive, multimedia presentation by consumers that offers hope and provides insight into the recovery now possible for people with mental illness.
  • Hearts & Minds
  • Multimedia program about healthy, accessible, and affordable lifestyle changes designed to reduce cardiac risk among people with mental illness.
  • NAMI Basics
  • NAMI Signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.


Family Support Groups (FSG)

NAMI Signature Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom.  Family member can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.

KAUAI

LIHUE

Date: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lihue
Contact: (805)886-6175
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239



OAHU

East HONOLULU

Date: 1st Thursdays of the month
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Church of the Holy Nativity 
                  Small Chapel: Enter property, turn right, walk about 100 ft to small chapel
Contact: Anson or Greg
Contact: (808)295-4972 or (808) 395-3725



PEARL CITY

Date: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Time and date may change, contact Phil)
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (Location may change)
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620-1336 
Email: nami.kapolei@gmail.com


PEARL CITY

Date: 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30am to 12noon (Time and date may change, contact Phil)
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (Location my change)
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620-1336 
Email: nami.kapolei@gmail.com
      


MANOA
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Manoa Gardens: 2790 Kahaloa Drive, Bldg #9 
               Parking at Manoa Park
Contact: Mike & Margie Durant 
(808) 591-1297  
Email:  info@namihawaii.org              

        
KAILUA
Date:  4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm 
Location: Castle Medical Center            Wellness Center
Contact: Steve Katz 
Email:  steve41550@yahoo.com
http://www.meetup.com/Kailua-Mental-Illness-Meetup/



MAUI

KAHULUI NEW FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Date:  Fridays
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: LDS Church
125 W Kamehameha Ave 
Kahului, Maui
Contact: Pualani (808) 368-9381 or Loretta (808) 368-2150
Email:  mbasbas@cfs-hawaii.org

PUKALANI
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 5:00 pm  Potluck
Meeting starts at 6:00 pm
Location: 2741 Leolani Place 
Contact: Harriet Collopy (808) 572-3757 

     

BIG ISLAND

HILO
Date: Last Friday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 688 Kinoole Street #15A 
Contact: Carolyn Oki (808) 935-3518 
or Carol Denis (808) 935.0615 Email: info@namihawaii.org


KONA
Confirm meeting date on W. Hawaii Today Community Briefs each month
Date:  Usually Last Tuesday of the month 
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Kona Paradise Clubhouse, across Seaview Circle/Old 7-11 Store 
Contact: Dana Lewis (808) 896-7203 


CONNECTION RECOVERY 
Mental Health Peer Support Groups 

Mental Health Peer Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of people living in recovery from mental health conditions. Mental Health Peer Support Groups are individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom, renewing a sense of hope for recovery.  


Women's Support Group for Mental Health 

HONOLULU – Women on Wellness 
(W.O.W. – Women Only)
Date: 2nd Monday of each month (except June and November is 4th Monday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm 
Location: Moiliili Community Center, Room 102 at 2535 S. King Street
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297

KAUAI Peer Support Group

LIHUE

Kauai Peer Support Group is for people 18 years old+ in recovery from mental health conditions.

CALL FOR MORE INFO
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239 


UH West Oahu NAMI on Campus 
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group


Dates: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: UHWO campus or Aiea (please call to confirm)
UHWO NoC advisor and UHWO school counselor: 
UHWO NoC president: 



MIXED SUPPORT GROUPS 
Peer Recovery and Family Support Combined Groups

ON BREAK, PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFO
WAHIAWA Recovery and Family Support Group
Date: 3rd Mondays of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: CALL FOR MORE INFO
Contact: Roberta Taei
(808) 498-6820
Email:  rtaei06@gmail.com


FaithNet Mental Wellness Support Group for Christians  

FaithNet Mental Wellness Support Group is for people living in recovery from mental health conditions or a family caregiver, who want to find support with other Christians. 

Date: 4th Saturday of the month
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Alternates between West Oahu Christian Church and Honolulu Christian Church, see calendar:  NAMI Calendar
Contact: NAMI Hawaii Office 591-1297