Programs and Services

NAMI Programs are for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.  Through NAMI Hawai'i, 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.


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Family to Family
Class Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 weeks, starting Jan. 5, 2016 
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location:  Lihue
Contact: 805.886.6175
Contact: Kathy @ (808)635-3239

NEW CLASS STARTS August 13, 2016
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Family to Family
Class Days: Saturdays for 12 weeks 
Time: 9:30-12:00 pm
Location:  NAMI Office in Honolulu
Contact: (808)591-1297


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Family to Family
Class Days: Thursdays
TIme: About 5:00 PM (Time to be determined at Open House)
Location: The Temple of Peace / 575 Haiku Road, Haiku, HI 
Contact: Robert Collesano (808) 242-6461



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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 Hawai'i, please contact us.

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
  • 90-minute weekly support group run by persons who live with mental illness for other persons with any diagnosis who also live with mental illness.
  •  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.



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



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 Fredda
Contact: (808)295-4972 or (808)373-2221


Date: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808)620-1336 


Date: 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30am to 12noon
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church 
1716 Komo Mai Drive 
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620.1336 

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

Date: 1st Monday of the month
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620-1336 

Date: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Calvary Chapel at Wahiawa Office
Contact: Phil Enomoto (808) 620-1336 

Date:  4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm 
Location: Castle Medical Center            Wellness Center
Contact: Steve Katz 


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 



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:

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 

Women's Support
WOW Support Group-Printable Version

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


A voice on mental illness, NAMI Hawai'i advocates for improved access to services and social supports, early intervention and science-based practices that promote recovery, and build skills and resilience.

We work with our leaders, the media, and our communities to dispel myths, stereotypes and prejudice. Together, we fight stigma and  discrimination and build awareness that mental illness is an illness like any other. Resources available through our Honolulu office include:

Information and Referrals
Printed materials
Consumer representation
One-on-one support
Volunteer opportunities