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Join us for a night of comedy and support NAMI Cape Ann!

When: Friday, September 25, 2020 
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.   •  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Woodmans of Essex Function Hall

Tickets are $25
To purchase, please call Kris at 978-764-7733.
Or email



NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F) – New session starting soon!

Family-to-Family Education Program in Gloucester – Sign up now!

Saturday mornings, 8:30-11 a.m., tentative start date of Saturday, March 28
NAMI Cape Ann offices, Gloucester

To register or for more information, please call Linda at 978-546-6102 or send an email to
There is no cost to participate, but you need to preregister. Space is limited!
NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F) is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. The course typically meets once a week for 10-12 weeks.

Support Groups
Our support groups help people in recovery from mental illness (peers) and their family or friends. People learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding.All groups are for adults (18-years-old-plus).

Family & Friends Support Group in Ipswich – (New group as of Jan. 20, 2020)
Meets 7-8:30 p.m., Third Monday of each month

Our Lady of Hope Parish, One Pineswamp Rd, Ipswich

If you have any questions about the Ipswich group, please contact George Howe at 978-356-3252 or; or Dori Prescott at 978-948-0807 or

Family & Friends Support Group at NAMI Cape Ann
Meets 7-8:30 p.m., Second Tuesday of each month

Peer Support Group (Recovery Support) at NAMI Cape Ann
Second and fourth Tuesdays: 1 – 3 p.m.

All Gloucester groups take place at the NAMI Cape Ann office, Room 2A, Scott Business Center, 43 Gloucester Avenue, Gloucester. Enter the door under the canopy that says “Main Entrance” and follow the arrows to the second floor. There is an elevator.

NAMI Greater North Shore facilitates support groups in Salem as follows:

Family Caregiver Support Group
Salem Hospital – Davenport Rooms 101 and 102A
81 Highland Ave, Salem, MA

7:00 to 8:30 pm, Last Wednesday of Each Month
Contact: Chris Sadkowski: 617.984.0504

Peer Support Group (Recovery Support)
Salem Hospital – Conference room
81 Highland Ave, Salem, MA

7:00 – 8:30 pm, Last Wednesday of Each Month
Contact: Chris Sadkowski: 617.984.0504

Arts and Minds
A program unique to NAMI Cape Ann, it encourages our artistic members to submit their works for inclusion in local shows and sales. We reproduce art work on greeting cards and tiles and market jewelry, knitted goods, and other hand crafted items. Artists receive 80% of the sale price.

Arts and Minds schedule:
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month: 1-3 p.m., starting September 24

If you are interested, give us a call at 978-281-1557.

Cape Ann Social Club
The Club meets the Second and Fourth Saturday of each month from 12 to 4 p.m. Click on the SOCIAL CLUB tab on this website for details. For more information, leave a voicemail message for Yvonne, the Director, at 978-281-1557, or you can email her at

All meetings take place at the NCA office: Room 2A, 43 Gloucester Ave., Gloucester. Enter the door to the right of Cape Ann Flooring, under the canopy that says MAIN ENTRANCE, and take the elevator or stairs up to the 2nd floor.



Thank you for supporting us for the annual NAMI Massachusetts Walk on May 11, 2019.

NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental illness. The Walk event features about 60 exhibitors – artisans displaying their artwork, crafts, and other handmade goods, local NAMI affiliates, sponsors, and other friends of NAMI Massachusetts.


NAMI Cape Ann hosted a Holiday Party on behalf of The Grace Center in Gloucester, December 18.

The Grace Center: Restoring Community through Service and Giving, helps people in need. 


This event is sponsored by Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; NAMI Cape Ann; Gloucester Health Department, and The Samaritans
Gloucester Community Cinema, Main Street, Gloucester
Talk, info, screening of film and Q&A • Admittance at the door by cash donation.

NAMI Cape Ann is pleased to offer a suicide awareness training in collaboration with the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley.   Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken will be our keynote speaker.  Click on the following link for details. SuicideAwarenessTraining-9-24-18


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