Welcome to NAMI Solano County

NAMI Solano County is a grassroots organization, incorporated in 1985, as a support group helping families and individuals affected by mental illness.

Our mission encompasses:


Our education programs provide the tools, awareness and coping skills needed to overcome the challenges faced by people and families affected by mental illness.


We offer support groups facilitated by trained family members and individuals who have firsthand experience coping with mental illness.


We strive to end discrimination and stigma for all those persons affected by mental illness through broader education and collaboration with the whole community.


We advocate for the rights of those living with mental illness and their families on the local, state and national levels, striving to raise awareness of mental health issues and improve access to quality care.

Recent News & Events

Family-to-Family class in Vacaville!

Congratulations are in order for the 2018 Graduating Class of the most recent Family to Family class which was held in Vacaville and taught by Patty Phillips and Myra Binstock. These courageous and committed family members are now better equipped to work with and help their loved ones as they navigate their lives together.

There will be another Family to Family class offered in September in Vacaville. Call 707-422-7792 to express your interest in taking the class.


Family to Family is a free, 12-session educational class for family members of those living with mental illness. If you are interested in taking the next Family to Family class, registration is required — please call 707-422-7792, or email us at info@namisolanocounty.org, and we will put you on a waiting list for the next class. Once you are registered, you will be contacted with more information about our next class.


Please join NAMI Solano County at our April 23rd General Meeting, where we will be pleased to hear from Frank Acuña, California State Bar certified specialist in ESTATE PLANNING, TRUST, AND PROBATE LAW.

See flyer here!

Bring a friend- Resource information tables will be available.

Refreshments will be served.


NAMI Solano County General Meeting
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m
470 Chadbourne Rd., 1st floor
(ALDEA Children and Family Services Building)
Fairfield, CA 94533

For more information, contact: NAMI Solano County at
or call us at (707) 422-7792.

FREE 10-week Peer to Peer class

NAMI Solano County is sponsoring a free 10-week session class to help adults living with mental health challenges achieve and maintain wellness.

The class will be held at:

Circle of Friends, 349 Travis Blvd, Fairfield CA 94533

Starting Thursday, February 22, 2018- April 26, 2018  from 10:00- 12 noon

Please register no later than March 8, 2018 by calling/emailing

(707) 422-7792 or  info@namisolanocounty.org .

See flyer here!

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a class very similar to Family to Family, but is geared towards parents/caregivers of school-age children, and only lasts for 6 weeks. Our next Basics class will be held later this Spring. Exact location is still to be determined, but if you are interested in signing up for this class, please call 707-422-7792  to be put on the waiting list.

NAMIWalks A Big Success!

NAMI WALKS was held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at William Land Park in Sacramento. This was the 11th year NAMI Solano County has participated in this event that combats stigma, raises funds, and promotes awareness of mental illness.

The day couldn’t have been better, the sun was shining down on over 2,000 individuals of all ages that enjoyed the walk whether they did 1K, 3K, the full 5K, or preferred to visit the various booths. The informational materials at the booths went fast as people were gathering flyers, and brochures to find help for themselves as well as their loved ones. The stage was buzzing with speakers, music, and various other entertainment.

Some stayed after the walk to picnic and enjoy the camaraderie of family and friends, as well as wait to see if their lucky number was picked from the raffle. Two of the prize winners were from the 200 tickets sold by NAMI Solano County members.

The fund raising recently ended, and we are anxiously awaiting the grand total of what NAMI Solano County raised from their 12 teams. The Board will be deciding where the funds can best be used to support programs and events on mental health in our county. For those that supported and/or participated in the Walk, we thank you from the top of our brains to the bottom of our hearts.

Support Group Information

The NAMI Family Support Group in Napa is for family members, friends and advocates of people living with mental illness. This is an ongoing, drop-in group focusing on skill building and support through sharing experiences, resources and comfort. For further details, please see this flyer.

When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Kaiser Permanente, 2nd Floor, Pediatrics Building 3285 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558

In addition to the monthly Napa NAMI Family Support group, Solano County also offers weekly support groups in Fairfield, Vallejo and Vacaville.  You are encouraged to attend those meetings if you are in need of support. Please see attached flyer here for details about dates, times and places, or call Lorena Perswain, Solano County Family Liaison at 707-553-5343.

Please note that there has been a time change for the Vallejo family support group — they still meet on Thursdays, but now meet from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm.   Please also note that the Wellness Recovery Peer Support Groups also meet concurrently at the same place and times as the Family Support Groups.  See flyer for Peer Support Groups here. For information concerning any of the Peer Support Groups, please contact Rachel Ford, Consumer Affairs Liaison at (707) 553-5735.


NAMI Solano County is pleased to announce a new Connection Support Group for people living with mental illness. Find hope, find help and sharing in a safe comfortable atmosphere with others who understand you. Classes meet twice monthly in Fairfield at Circle of Friends, and once a month in Vallejo at Crestwood-Our House. For more information, please call 707-688-9086, or email us at info@namisolanocounty.org.

Brochure-application for Solano Peer to Peer

Peer-to-Peer is a 10 week course in recovery for anyone with a mental health issue who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. We hope to have a new Peer to Peer class staring in July 2017. To register or for more information, please call 707-422-7792, or email us at info@namisolanocounty.org.


NAMI Solano County Officers & Committee

  • President- Dorothy Laney
  • Vice President- Hazel Bright
  • Secretary- Hazel Bright
  • Treasurer/Membership Chair- Myra Binstock
Members at Large:
  • Lisa Molera, Advocacy Focus Group Chair
  • Susan Douglass, Fundraising/NAMIWalks, Outreach.Volunteer Coordinator, Gift Bags
  • Juanita Pena, Napa Citizens for Mental Health Liaison
  • Bart Bright, General Meetings Program Chair
  • Lenyce Edwards, Faithnet Outreach