Community Resource

AACT-NOW (African American Community Together NOW)

(732) 940-0991 x117
North Brunswick

AACT-NOW (African American Community Together NOW)

AACT-NOW! (African American Community Takes New Outreach Worldwide) is an exciting initiative of NAMI New Jersey to connect with NJ’s African-American families affected by mental illness, mental health consumers, the faith community, and mental health professionals to provide culturally competent support, education, and advocacy. AACT-NOW! goals are to dispel the misconceptions surrounding mental illness and to create an anti-stigma environment for those seeking treatment.

Program Activities:
  • Formation of an African American Outreach Advisory Group composed of individuals from the African American Community including consumers, family members, clergy, mental health and other professionals.
  • Development of AACT-NOW! – an initiative established to help African American families and those affected by mental illness to promote awareness, provide resources and act as a support system.
  • Community Outreach and Networking (fairs, conferences, festivals, etc.)
  • Development of partnerships and jointly sponsored events

AACT-NOW Online Support Groups
NAMI Family Support Group – Two Online Meetings Every Month

3rd Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

NAMI Connection Support Group
2nd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm EST

Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Areas Served
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 06/03/22