Summer Programs

There are many free or low fee summer activities for children and family in our community. Here is a list compiled by the Parent Resource Guide.

National Alliance on Mental Illness


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a support and advocacy group for people who have mental illness and their families. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Nevada County has a very active NAMI group. NAMI can be contacted by phone at 530-648-0178. NAMI has the following free classes and support groups.

Family to Family


The NAMI Family to Family Education Program is a free, 12 week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

Parent Support Group


NAMI Parent Support Group is a free group for parents who have children and adolescents who live with mental illness. This group meets the second Friday of the month between 5 and 7 p.m. It meets at:
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
112 Nevada City Highway
Nevada City, CA 95959