SFAMI

SUPPORTING FAMILIES OF ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS

About Us

SFAMI (Supporting Families of Addiction and Mental Illness) has been meeting for over 15 years in Lynchburg serving the Central Virginia area. The core members of this group have been attending from the start. This group averages 5 to 12 people currently. Members participate in a open discussion about what struggles or events that are unfolding in their lives. This is a free support group offered to the community sponsored by HORIZON Behavioral Health The main purpose of this group is to support families and let them know they are not alone. Often members have been heard saying, "No one outside of this group truly understands what I am dealing with". That is where SFAMI comes in and offers HOPE to those in need of understanding.

We have two professional group facilitators to assist with any medical questions or clarification on mental illness or substance use disorders and current treatments. We offer linking to local resources to assist during times of CRISIS. Members often network and form support systems within the group.

We also offer a closed group page on Facebook where members can reach out to each other in-between meetings and have discussions without being viewed by the public.

We welcome new members to attend!

Starting September 2019 New meeting locations and times!

Lynchburg

This group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month

Located at: First Christian Church

3109 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg VA 24503

from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. *meeting starts at 5:30pm members are encouraged to come as late as 6:30pm due to work schedules.

Appomattox

This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month

Located at:

Horizon Wellness Center in Appomattox

226 Union BLV, Appomattox, VA 24522

the 2nd Wednesday of the Month

from 5:30 to 7:30pm. *meeting starts at 5:30pm members are encouraged to come as late as 6:30pm due to work schedules.

Bedford

This group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month

Located at:

Horizon Wellness Center in Bedford

1409 Ole Dominion BLV, Bedford, VA 24523

from 5:30pm to 7:30pm *meeting starts at 5:30pm members are encouraged to come as late as 6:30pm due to work schedules.

(Please Note We follow the public schools closing schedule for group you and also check the closed FB group for status about group closing and group email during inclement weather)

Printable Flyer Below:

For more details you can contact:

Jen Phelps, B.S., LPN, QMHP-A , CSAC

at 434-455-2042.

LYNCHBURG MEETING LOCATION :

First Christian Church 3109 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg VA 24503  

Since 2006     

Appomattox Meeting Location

Horizon Wellness Center in Appomattox226 Union BLV, Appomattox, VA 24522

Since 9-11-2019

Bedford meeting location

Horizon Wellness Center in Bedford

1409 Ole Dominion BLV, Bedford, VA 24523

Since 9-25-2019