Family Support & Advocacy

The goal of The Edinburg Center Family Advocacy and Support program is to provide a wide array of support and advocacy options for families of individuals with mental illness. The Director provides ongoing consultation to agency programs regarding how to listen to, support, and encourage the active involvement of families. The Director also runs monthly family support and advocacy meetings that serve to educate families about mental illnesses, service systems, treatment modalities, and benefits and resources. Close collaboration with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) provides additional opportunities to engage families in support and advocacy initiatives.


Concerned or caring for a family member with a mental illness?
Stressed, worried, and unsure about how to help a loved one? You are not alone!

NAMI Family Support Group

sponsored by NAMI Central Middlesex and The Edinburg Center

Meetings are held the First and Third Tuesdays from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Edinburg Center, 205 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA

  • There are many benefits of joining a support group. You make connections with people that share the same lived experience and you feel less isolated. Coping may be the hardest thing to do and support groups are designed to improve your coping skills by sharing past experiences with other family members.
  • Support groups are all about finding hope! Watching others make strides in their lives motivates you to pursue the same confidence and support that is available to you through this support group!
  • It can be extremely helpful to share your coping strategies with others and to get more information about the illnesses and other resources.

Click here for a NAMI Family Support Group Flyer

For questions contact:   Janet Hodges  at   781-761-5287   •

BeatriceFor more information, please contact:

Janet Hodges
Director, Family Support and Advocacy