NAMI Lorain County

The mission of NAMI Lorain County is to improve the quality of life for consumers living with disabling brain disorders/mental illness through providing their families and friends with educational opportunities, support groups and advocacy in the public arena.

NAMI Lorain County is an affiliate of NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness— the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families.


NAMI Lorain County sponsors several types of peer support groups designed to support both caregivers and those living with mental illness. The groups are led by trained facilitators who provide confidential opportunities to share personal stories, relate to others with similar experiences, learn about community resources, and offer hope and encouragement.

NAMI Connection is a peer support group for people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly both virtually and at locations across Lorain County.

NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.


Trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led signature programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches, to schools, to groups of individuals. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.

NAMI Basics is a class for parents, guardians and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA, it facilitates a better understanding of mental health conditions, increases coping skills and empowers participants to become advocates for their family members.

NAMI Homefront is a class for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve their ability to support their service member or veteran.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a class for adults with mental health conditions. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.


NAMI advocates to improve the lives of people affected by mental health conditions. From Washington to state legislators to local government, the NAMI Alliance uses the power of lived experience to shape how our country helps people with mental illness.  NAMI fights for policies to ensure people with mental illnesses get the best possible care and people in crisis get the help they need to recover.

NAMI Lorain County is housed just across the street from The Nord Center’s main facility, at 6125 South Broadway, Lorain, OH 44053. You can visit them online at  or call the NAMI Office at 440-240-8477.