NAMI Homefront was developed to meet the unique needs of families of our service members and veterans who are living with mental health conditions. It is a six-session adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family program. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by and for family members who have a relative living with a mental illness.
NAMI began offering NAMI Family-to-Family in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities around the country in 2000 to address the emotional toll of loving a service member or veteran with a mental health condition and the impact those symptoms can have on everyone around them. NAMI uses a peer education model to ensure love and respect for everyone involved — the individual living with the illness and the family members.