Over the long term, we will offer special training opportunity for volunteers with “lived experience” who are well along their way in recovery to apply for Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training so they can help others in Watauga and Ashe County who have mental health issues.


NAMI High Country is seeking volunteers to facilitate Connections Recovery Support Groups by holding a 1 1/2  hour free support group monthly, listening, and networking resources. A core group of eight volunteer facilitators are needed so these support groups can be upgraded from monthly to being scheduled as often as once a week. Membership in NAMI (as low as $5.00 for persons with limited income) covers costs for the weekend training including lodging, most meals, a notebook and some start-up materials. Transportation costs may also be covered for you. Previous trainings have been either in Raleigh, Charlotte, or Asheville.

If you would like to take the training to become a facilitator, please call or e-mail Karen Gross for more information 828-406-1421 (cell) or karengross@skybest.com