Find Support

NAMI wants you to know that You Are Not Alone. We offer more than 60 FREE, confidential support groups across the state that are peer-led. They are facilitated by people who have experienced what you have/are experiencing. Many of them are associated with our affiliates across the state.

Browse our available Support Groups below

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

White Oak Baptist Church
120 Main Street
3rd Thursday – 7:0 – 8:30 pm
Deb at (475) 775-6196;

Bridges Community Support
949 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT 06460
1st Tuesday – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Marie at (203) 676-8049

New Haven
mActivity Fitness Center
285 Nicoll Street
2nd Wednesday – 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Vicky at (203) 215-1034

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 for schedule Email:; (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
Contact: Marilyn (860) 480-9451

Bloomfield Community Center, 330 Park Avenue, Bloomfield
Starting with FIRST meeting at their NEW location: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
4th Tuesday - 7:00-8:30pm
Gail (860) 637-2228 or Rose Anne (860) 948-8736

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

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

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

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

NAMI Manchester

Center Congregational Church
11 Center Street, Manchester
3rd Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Mary (860) 633-0622

Adelbrooke Learning Center, 42 Prospect Street, Manchester
Starting with FIRST meeting: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
1st Tuesday – 6:30 to 8:00pm
Cathy (860) 913-7840

NAMI Shoreline

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

Nathanael Green Community Center
32 Church Street, Guilford
2nd Tuesday – 7:00-8:30pm
Divinna (860) 876-0236

NAMI Southeast CT

Brian’s Healing Hearts
461 Main Street - Niantic
1st & 3rd Thursdays – 7:00 to 8:30pm
Lawrence (860) 389-2111

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

NAMI Southwest CT (Stamford/Greenwich/Norwalk areas)

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

Rowayton United Methodist Church
5 Pennoyer Street, Norwalk 06853
3rd Tuesday, 6:30-7:45pm
Claudia (203) 428-6864

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

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

*** Stamford - SPANISH Friendly
Beyond Lomits, 925 Long Ridge Road, Stamford
1st Tuesday – 6:30-8:00pm
Karen (203) 984-8329

Saint Luke Catholic Church, 49 Turkey Hill North
Robertson Room (entrance to the left of round meeting space in alcove - on first floor) Food & Beverages are NOT permitted in the meeting room
Last Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Lorraine (203) 858-1477

NAMI 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

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 Windham County

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 & 4th Tuesday, 6:30- 8:00 pm
Bill & Terri (860) 928-5947

Natchaug Hospital
189 Storrs Road (Rt. 195)
2nd Monday – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Howard (860) 423-7601 or (860) 214-0893 (cell)

Other NAMI Family Support Groups

White Oak Baptist Church
120 Main Street, Cheshire
3rd Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Deb (475) 775-6196 or Laura at

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

Middlebury Congregational Church
1242 Whittemore Road
2nd Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm BEGINS MEETING: Wednesday, September 11th, 2018
Scott (203) 910-0233

Seymour Congregational Church - UCC
15 Broad Street, Seymour
2nd Monday - 6:00-7:30pm
Karen (203) 556-0982

First Congregational Church
37 Main Street, Southington, Rm. 206
2nd Wednesday - 7:00-8:30pm
Mary (203) 213-6732 or Amy (860) 637-5458

***NAMI Connecticut Veteran Family & Friends Support Group

For family members, caregivers or friends of veterans or active service members of the armed forces dealing with behavioral health issues.

Saint Agnes Church, 400 Mervin Av. Milford
Starting with FIRST meeting: Monday, October 28th, 2019
4th Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Pat (203) 843-2583

Central Village (Section of Plainfield)
Jewett City Savings Bank, Conference Rm.
48 Norwich Rd. (Rte. 12)
1st & 3rd Thursday 6:30-8:00pm, Starts 2/4/16
Contacts: Liz (860)-917-5322,

Danbury Police Headquarters
375 Main St., Danbury
Training Room - First floor lobby (next to elevator) - Parking and building entrance are from the visitor lot in the back of the building
4th Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Don (860)-882-0236, ext. 29; email:

Mansfield Center
Natchaug Hospital
189 Storrs Rd, Mansfield Center
2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Don at (860)-882-0236, ext. 29; email:
Please call before going, and please ask the receptionist at the main entrance for the meeting room

New Haven
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park St, New Haven
Meets in Room 133 on the first floor. Ask the security guard
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Mandy - 203.589.0628
Bus line: Route 0
Parking: Front and back of building have limited spots outside the gates
Security guard can open the gates to access parking in the gated area.
Note: CMHC is a smoke free location

New London
New London Public Library - Community Room (Lower Level)
63 Huntington Street, New London
2nd Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 PM-7:00pm
Contacts Don at (860) 882-0236 ext 29 or
Parking: In the back of the building or on the street

West Hartford (A program of NAMI Farmington Valley)
Covenant Congregational Church
1 Westminster Dr., West Hartford
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact; Don (860)-882-0236, ext 29; email:
OFF OF SEDGWICK ROAD. Use the rear entrance of the church (at the back parking lot), go up the stairs and turn right.

Lighthouse Clubhouse
47 Arnold’s La., Willimantic
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30am
Contact; Don (860)-882-0236, ext 29; email:

VA Connecticut Healthcare Center
555 Willard Avenue, Newington
Thursdays at 9:45 - 10:30 am in Room 322
Contact: Harold (860) 212-0233 or

West Haven
VA Community Center
144-52 Boston Post Rd, Room R28, West Haven
Wednesdays at 11:30 am
Contact: Mandy - 203.589.0628

Young Adult Connection Groups

NAMI Young Adult Connection Group is a peer-led support group for any young adult (ages 18-29) who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition/experiencing challenges as a young person. Participants will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there. All of our groups focus on managing mental wellness through thought-provoking activities, recovery skill building, goal planning, socialization, and supportive discussion.


70 Hebron Avenue
Every 4th Friday: 6:00-7:30pm
Contact Olivia: 860-977-9866


Guilford (ON HOLD)
Shoreline Vineyard Office
510 Village Walk Plaza, 770 Boston Post Road
Every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Contact Divinna: 860-876-0236


Quinnipiac University
275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Weekly Evening Groups: 6:00-7:00pm
Contact Meredith:


Hartford (ON HOLD)
LGBTQ Young Adult Rainbow Connection Group
NAMI Connecticut
576 Farmington Avenue
Mondays - 6:00-7:30 PM
Contact Hunter: (860) 759-1054


Center Congregational Church
11 Center Street
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 PM
Contact Kim: (860) 560-6966

Case Mountain (Hiking Group)
656 Spring Street
Every 2nd Friday from 6:00PM-7:30PM
Contact Olivia: (860) 977-9866
*Meet near the picnic table to the left of the parking lot near the waterfall

Manchester Community College
60 Bidwell Street
Every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 PM
Contact Joe: (860) 512-3592


Natchaug Hospital
189 Storrs Road
Every 1st & 3rd Friday from 6:30-8:00 PM
Contact Chelsea: (860) 634-4268


Russell Library - Meeting Room 2
123 Broad Street
Every Thursday from 6:15-7:45 PM
Contact: (860) 510-2109
*Free on street parking after 6:00 PM; lot across the street is $1 per hour


New Britain
Central Connecticut State University - Willard-DiLoreto Building (Health & Wellness Center)
116 Stanley Street
Every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 PM - Contact Rickie for room details
Contact Rickie: (860) 670-8158


New Haven
mActivity Center
285 Nicoll Street
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM
Contact Cymone: or (203) 679-9124

Yale University - Linsly Chittenden Hall Room 209
63 High Street
Every other Thursday from 8:00PM-9:30PM Starting September 12
Contact: (631) 729-0004


Brian’s Healing Hearts
461 Main Street
2nd & 4th Thursday from 6:00-7:30 PM
Contact Judy: or call Brian’s Healing Hearts: (860) 625-5280


UConn Storrs Campus - Student Union 316
2075 Hillside Road
Every Other Monday from 5:30-6:30 PM - Starting September 9, 2019
Contact Annastasia:


West Hartford
West Farms Mall - Community Room
1500 New Britain Avenue
Every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM
Contact Marcus:(860) 384-4085
*Enter through California Pizza Kitchen. Take the elevator on the left up to the second floor, and security will lead you to the community room.


16 Coventry St. Hartford
Every Monday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact Paul: (860) 882-8674

Glastonbury Community Church
113 Stancliff Rd, Glastonbury
Every Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Contact Paul: (860) 882-8674

Wellmore Behavioral Health
141 E. Main Street. Waterbury
Every Tuesday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact Paul: (860) 882-8674

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

1st Congregational Church of Darien, Library
14 Brookside Road, Darien, CT 06820
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

Old Greenwich
First Congregational Church
108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich
Starting with FIRST Meeting: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019      

1st Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30am
Mary at (203) 536-9486

The Chirst & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Vestry Room)
75 Church Ln. Westport, CT 06880
Starting with FIRST Meeting: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 - 3rd Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30am
Mary at (203) 536-9486 or Evan at (203) 273-7226

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

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      About Our Programs

      Facilitated by people who have experienced what you have/are going through.
      Our support groups are available throughout the state, are completely confidential and are peer-led.

      NAMI Connecticut offers no-cost training and statewide support to a diverse network of peer-led support groups that serve family members, parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns and persons living with mental illness.

      Groups Include:

      • NAMI Friends and Family
      • NAMI-CAN (Child and Adolescent Network)
      • NAMI Connection Recovery Groups (People with Lived Experience)
      • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Connection Community Groups (18-29)
      • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Grief Groups (18-29)

      Education Classes

      NAMI Basics
      A no-cost six-week program that allows families to connect to another while learning about mental illness, its impact on children and adolescents, strategies to deal with schools and providers and tool to empower parents/caregivers to overcome new challenges. This program is for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges that have diverse complex needs. Learn More >

      A nationally recognized no-cost evidence-based twelve-week program that provides education on the neurobiological basis of serious mental illnesses, information, resources and support for family members of individuals with serious mental illness based on lived experiences of other family members. Program is delivered by trained volunteer family facilitators and is available throughout the state on a regular basis. Learn More >


      NAMI Overview
      Learn about all the wonderful programs and services available from NAMI Connecticut and our statewide network of affiliates. Many of these programs are FREE to the public! Learn More >

      Mental Health 101
      Learn all about what is required to maintain good mental health, as well as common mental illnesses, symptoms and behaviors; and what mental illness is and ISN’T. Also, a brief overview of all the important programs and services provided by NAMI Connecticut and its network of statewide affiliates. Learn More >

      Mental Health Policy
      Learn about NAMI Connecticut’s Public Policy Program and how our organization advocates locally and at the state level for caregivers as well as people living with mental health conditions. Learn More >

      Ending the Silence
      Beginning in 2016 NAMI Connecticut will bring this program to Connecticut. The program consists of an educational package designed to teach students on three grade levels, upper elementary, middle school, and high school about serious mental illness, thereby starting early on to reduce the stigma and discrimination that surrounds individuals with mental illness. Learn More >

      In Our Own Voice
      A no-cost program offering personal testimonials from individuals living with mental health conditions and share their journey of recovery. The program is a prime vehicle for NAMI Connecticut’s outreach and education to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness. Presentations usually run 60 to 90 minutes in length, though a 45 minute version is also available. Learn More >

      Parents & Teachers as Allies
      This program offers educators and school administrators an in- service training covering the neurobiological basis of mental illness, the signs and symptoms associated with early onset of serious mental illness in children as well as local and state resources to share with parents. A trained panel consisting of a family member, a person with mental illness, and an educator delivers the program. Learn More >

      Sharing Hope
      A no-cost interactive educational presentation that aims to decrease mental health stigma in the African-American faith community and the Latino community in general to increase awareness of mental health recovery, and to introduce NAMI education and support programs. The program is presented by a panel of individuals with the lived experience of mental illness and the family member experience. English & Spanish. Learn More >

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