SFAMI - About Us
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!

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday 
of each month 
from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Located at: First Christian Church 
3109 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg VA 24503

Appomattox once a month      Expect for April
J. Robert Jamerson memorial Library
157 Main Street
PO Box Appomattox, VA 24522
the 2nd Wednesday of the Month April meets Thursday 4-4-19
from 4:30 to 6:30pm.                         from:  6:00pm to 7:30pm
(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:

Appomattox SFAMI.PDF (PDF — 620 KB)


For more details you can contact:
 Jen Phelps, B.S., LPN, QMHP-A 
at 434-455-2042.

 since 2006                                                                 since 2019

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