Support Groups

Most of us can use support at some time in our lives. 

NAMI Connecticut provides more than 40 FREE, confidential support groups across the state that are peer-led.  They are facilitated by people who have experienced what you have/are experiencing.

Groups Include:

  • NAMI Friends and Family Support Groups

  • NAMI-CAN Support Groups (Child and Adolescent Network)

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups

  • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Recovery Community Support Groups

The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups can be found by CLICKING HERE.

A list of AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) survivors of suicide loss & suicide bereavement support groups located in Connecticut can be found by CLICKING HERE.

For a downloadable list of the current NAMI Connecticut AFFILIATE MEETINGS & SUPPORT GROUPS, please CLICK HERE

AFFILIATE FRIENDS AND FAMILY GROUPS

NAMI Elm City (Greater New Haven Area)

Monthly Public Speakers: September - May
For more information call or text:
Vicky (203) 215-1034; Kathryn (203) 687-8910

Hamden

The Whitney Center, North Wing - No Meetings in July & August
200 Leeder Hill Road, Hamden
3rd Thursday – 6:30 – 8:00 pm, October Meeting will be on the 26th.
Laura at (203) 676-8516; Peter (203) 675-2432

Milford

Bridges Community Support
949 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT 06460
1st Tuesday – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Marie at (203) 676-8049

NAMI Fairfield

First Congregational Church
148 Beach Rd., Fairfield
1st Wednesday, Speaker Meeting (except July & August)
3rd Wednesday, Support Group
Both Meetings 7:30-9:00pm
(203) 586-0826

Fairfield Public Library
Book Club
2nd Thursday (every other month)
See http://www.namifairfield.org for schedule                            Email: namifairfield@gmail.com; (203) 586-0826

NAMI Farmington Valley (Avon, Farmington, Simsbury area)

Valley Community Baptist Church, Valley Cafe Room
590 West Avon Rd., Route 167, Avon
3rd Monday – 7:00 – 8:30pm in March, April May &June 2018
Janet (860) 620-7717

West Avon Congregational Church
280 Country Club Road, Avon
3rd Monday – 7:00 – 8:30pm in January & February 2018
Janet (860) 620-7717

Windsor Locks

Stonebrook Village, Gathering Room                                      555 Old Country Road
2nd Sunday – 2:00pm
Judy (860) 966-6226 or Bruce (860) 924-5129

Simsbury

Simsbury Senior Center – Eno Memorial Hall
754 Hopemeadow Street
1st Monday – 7:00-8:30pm
Carmen (860)803-4139
Marisa (860)299-5705

Windsor

First Church in Windsor
107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor
4th Tuesday – 7:00-8:30 pm
Gail (860) 637-2228 or RoseAnne (860) 948-8736

NAMI Manchester

Center Congregational Church                                                   11 Center Street, Manchester
3rd Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Karen (860) 649-5659

East Hartford

Crossroads Community Cathedral, 366 Spencer Street
1st Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30pm
dayma436@gmail.com

NAMI Newington

Joseph Doyle Senior Ctr. 120 Cedar St., Newington
2nd Thursday – 7:00 – 8:45pm
Michele (860) 205-9542

Bristol

Bristol Senior Community Center - NOTE NEW LOCATION!
240 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT
Last Wednesday of the month, 7:00- 8:45pm, Rm. 101
Michele (860) 205-9542

Middletown

CVH, Page Hall, Room 212
3rd Wed. 7:00 – 8:30pm
Bob (860) 637-3524 or Jackie (860) 342-2786

NAMI Shoreline

Madison

Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road, Madison, CT 06443
4th Wednesday – 7:00 to 8:30pm
Wendy (203) 779-9686
Susan (203) 421-5563 / cayerstout@hotmail.com

Guilford

Nathanael Green Community Center - Starting in September
32 Church Street, Guilford
2nd Tuesday – 7:00-8:30pm
Divinna (860) 876-0236; Sara scs4music@yahoo.com

NAMI Southeast CT

Norwich

South Eastern Mental Health Authority
401 West Thames St; Bldg 301
1st & 3rd Wednesdays – 7:00 to 9:00pm
Julie (860) 859-4658

Niantic

St Agnes Church Parish Hall
22 Haigh Ave, Niantic, CT 06357
4th Monday – 7:00-8:30pm
Joan (860) 739-8822 or Mary (860) 434-0737

NAMI Southwest CT (Stamford/Greenwich/Norwalk areas)

Greenwich

Greenwich Hospital, Cafeteria-Conference Room (First floor)
Perryridge Road, Greenwich,CT
3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm
Claudia (203) 428-6864

New Canaan

Silver Hill Hospital, 208 Valley Road
East Campus, Jurgenson Building, Room 1
2nd Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Lorraine (203) 858-1477 or Jeff (203) 570-8051

Norwalk

Norwalk Hospital, CP3 Conference Room
34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
4th Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Lucie (203) 855-3530

Ridgefield

Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church
207 Main Street, Ridgefield
2nd Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm
Marc (203) 940-2516; marcrabinowitz1@gmail.com; Sheryl (203) 470-1488; sherylsheehan@gmail.com; Ivan (203) 502-3048; ivanpodpolucha@yahoo.com

Stamford I

Tully Health Ctr. 32 Strawberry Hill Court
Conference Rm. B, Stamford                                                     1st Wednesday – 7:00-8:30pm
Lorraine (203) 858-1477

Stamford II

Stamford Hospital, Warner Building - Conference room across from South One Psych Unit                                         West Broad St. Stamford
3rd Wednesday – 6:15-7:45pm
Lorraine (203) 858-1477

Westport

St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services
(formerly Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services)
47 Long Lots Road, Board Room, Lower Level
Last Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jenna (203) 286-4697

NAMI Waterbury

Waterbury

Old Russell School, 969 West Main St.
4th Wednesday – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Beverly (860) 274-5841

Watertown ( *Spousal Support Group)

First Congregational Church, DeForrest St. 
3rd Monday – 7:30 – 9:00pm
Bev (860) 274-5841

Waterbury (Call and register ahead in order to attend)

One Exchange Place, 4th Fl., 21 West Main Street
2nd Thursday, 6:30 -8:00pm SPANISH Speaking Group
4th Thursday, 6:30 -8:00pm ENGLISH Speaking Group
Brenda (203) 725-0062

NAMI Windham County

Putnam

Congregational Church of Putnam. 75 Main St.
(Use the Livery St. parking lot behind the church and enter the door off of the parking lot)
2nd Monday, 6:30 -8:00pm
Bill & Terri (860) 928-5947                              

Mansfield

Natchaug Hospital
189 Storrs Road (Rt. 195)
2nd Monday – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Dexter (860) 429-9844
Carol (860) 423-7601

Other NAMI Family Support Groups

Cheshire

White Oak Baptist Church
120 Main Street, Cheshire
3rd Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm                                                           BEGINS MEETING: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Deb (475) 775-6196 or Laura at lbcoffin77@gmail.com

Danbury

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:00-8:00pm
Gale (860) 350-4915 or namidanbury@yahoo.com

Southington 

First Congregational Church
37 Main Street, Southington, Rm. 206
2nd Wednesday - 7:00-8:30pm
Mary (203) 213-6732 or Amy (860) 634-5458

Waterbury (Grupo de Apoyo en Español/ Support Group in Spanish)

Waterbury City Hall
235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
2nd Wednesday - 6:00-7:30pm - Starting January 10th, 2018
Karime (203) 982-2540

NAMI-CAN Support Groups

Canton

Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton
1st Monday 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Grace (860) 693-9310 or Jennifer (860) 371-8111

Darien 

1st Congregational Church of Darien, Library
14 Brookside Road, Darien, CT 06820                                         Begins w/1st MEETING: Monday, January 8th 2018
2nd Monday - 6:30-8:00pm
Karen (203) 984-8329 or Shelagh (203) 461-8582

New Canaan 

Silver Hill Hospital
288 Valley Road, New Canaan                                                      3rd Tuesday - 7:00-8:30pm
Karen (203) 984-8329 or Catherine (203) 673-2917

Wilton

Gilbert and Bennett Cultural Arts Center
49 New Street, Wilton
4th Monday 10:00 – 11:30am
Beth at (203) 203-984-0123 beth44es@gmail.com or
Vanessa at (203) 970-4130 EliasVanessa5@gmail.com

NAMI Connecticut Opioid Education Family & Peer Support Groups

Waterbury

Catholic Charities, 13 Wolcott St. Waterbury                             Every Tuesday 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Paul (860) 882-8674

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