Welcome to NAMI Solano County


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit, volunteer, grassroots organization. Our purpose is to:

  • Support families of individuals with mental illnesses.
  • Educate families and the public about mental illness.
  • Advocate for improved treatment and treatment facilities.
  • Fight stigma and discrimination.
  • Support legislation that helps those with neurobiological brain disorders.
  • Improve private and public sector policies.
  • Provide more housing with support services.
  • Increase outreach to people with mental illnesses and their families.

Our affiliate, NAMI Solano County, began when a group of families met to find ways to improve the lives of their loved ones with mental illness. Since that time our membership and influence have continued to grow.

Recent News & Events

GENERAL MEETING

Our March General Meeting was the Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for NAMI Solano County. The new slate of officers for 2017-18 is as follows:
President — Dorothy Laney
Vice President — Bart Bright
Secretary — Patty Phillips
Treasurer/Membership Chair — Myra Binstock
Members at Large — Yolanda Garcia Martinez, Leslie Molera, Dorothy Leachman and Susan Douglass.

NAMI Solano County invites you to join us for our Monday, April 24th, 2017 GENERAL MEETING. Our Guest Speaker will be Stefanie Stevens. Please bring a friend and join us – Refreshments will be served!!

Flyer coming soon.

NAMI Solano County General Meeting
Monday, April 24th, 2017, 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
info@namisolanocounty.org
or call us at (707) 422-7792.

The NAMIWalk Is Only A Month Away!!

Shower Us With the Power to Fight Stigma!
Come join us for our 11th Annual NAMI Walks Saturday, May 6, 2017 William Land Park, Sacramento, CA.
For additional information contact Yolanda Garcia-Martinez at (707)567-9130

Join us for a fundraiser for the Warriors for Wellness Walk Team at Roundtable Pizza in American Canyon on Friday, April 7th.

Please see attached flyers for details.
April Inspiration flyer
NAMIWalk flyer
Round Table Pizza flyer

NEW Family-to-Family class starting in Rio Vista!

[Update] — Our next English Family-to-Family class will be starting in Rio Vista on Tuesdays, beginning April 4 through June 20, 2017, from 6:00-8:30 pm. 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 Family to Family class, registration is required — please call 707-422-7792, or email us at info@namisolanocounty.org. Once you are registered, you will be given the exact location of the class in Rio Vista.
We also hope to offer another Spanish class in the Fall of 2017.
Para espanol, favor de llamarse al 707-255-1624 or 707-514-5783.
For more information, you can download the flyer here.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a class very similar to Family to Family, but is geared towards parents/cargivers of school-age children, and only lasts for 6 weeks. Our next Basics class will be held on six consecutive Thursdays, beginning on May 4th, at a convenient location in Vallejo. If you are interested in signing up for this class, please call 707-255-1624.

For more information, you can download the flyer here.

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.

NEW!! “NAMI CONNECTION” SUPPORT GROUP

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. Please see flyer here for exact addresses, dates and times. 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


  • Dorothy Laney, President
  • Bart Bright, Vice President
  • Patty Phillips, Secretary
  • Myra Binstock, Treasurer/Membership Chair
  • Yolanda Garcia-Martinez, Member-at-Large/Fundraising & NAMIWalksChair & Ending the Silence
  • Susan Douglass, Member-at-Large/Volunteer Chair & Holiday Gift Bags Chair
  • Leslie Molera, Member-at-Large
  • Dorothy Leachman, Member-at-Large
  • Dorothy Laney, Newsletter