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We are pleased to announce our Carlisle Fall 2019 Family-to-Family course will begin on 9/9/19, and end on 11/18/19. The class will take place every Monday evening, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, at the First United Church of Christ, at 30 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Additionally, Camp Hill Fall 2019 Family-to-Family course will begin on 9/19/19, and end on 11/7/19. The class will take place every Thursday evening, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church, at 417 S. 22nd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

To register, please contact us here, call us at (717) 620-9580, or email us at

There is no cost to participants. Residency in either Cumberland or Perry Counties is required due to County funding.


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