What is NAMI Connection?

The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program is a peer-based, mutual support group program for any adult living with a mental illness. Connection groups provide a place for individuals who have in common the experience of living with mental illness, to share experiences and use them as learning opportunities. Groups are a safe space to confront the challenges that all people face, regardless of diagnosis.

Each group: 

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes
  • Is offered free of charge to NAMI members and non-members alike
  • Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies or modalities
  • Is facilitated by trained people living in recovery

All groups are confidential; participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Connection groups maintain a positive atmosphere through sincere, uncritical acceptance modeled by the facilitators, the guideline to “keep it in the here and now,” and the invitation for group members to share “what has worked” for them. 

These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. Connection groups should add to, and not replace, the treatment plans determined by individuals and their mental health care provider.

Connections Program Schedule

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  • Metro Denver Support Groups & locations
  • Support Groups in Colorado Schedules & locations

Support Groups in Metro Denver

Aurora:

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30

Mountain View United Church in Aurora

10700 E Evans  Ave, Aurora, CO 80014,  Community Room. 

For more information, contact Amy Petré Hill at amypetre@gmail.com or call (510) 967-4890

http://mountainviewunitedchurch.org/

Boulder: 

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

The Immaculate Conception Church

715 Cabrini Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026 (across from Walmart on 287, south of Arapahoe);  

For additional information regarding NAMI Boulder's support groups, please contact Helen Todd, the NAMI Boulder Program Coordinator and Connections facilitator at (303) 601-4330 or htodd@namibouldercounty.org


Denver: 

Tuesdays, 6:30-8 P.M.

MHCD (Mental Health Center of Denver)

4141 E Dickenson Pl;  2nd Floor Training Room;  Denver, CO 80222

Contact: David Garrity at (303) 748-0318 or Nic Ramke at (720) 273-9865; Group meets in the 2nd Floor Training Room; please contact facilitators or call (303) 504-6500 by 5 pm to check if meeting is still gathering during times of snow/inclement weather.  


Englewood: 

Mondays, 7:00 PM

Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network; 

155 Inverness Drive West, Englewood CO 80112; I25 and Dry Creek Rd. Exit 196  Email, Phone: (303) 797-9346


Littleton - Jeffco (near Aspen Grove and Columbine Hills areas):

Thursdays, 6:30 PM

Discover Community Church 

8200 Southpark Cir, Littleton, Colorado 80120 (S. Sante Fe Dr/Hwy 85 & W. County Line Rd.) 

https://www.discovercommunity.church

Contact Rob or Lisa Robinson at (720) 900-5383


Littleton:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

ADMHN (Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network) 

Bldg, 5500 S. Sycamore Street., Littleton, CO 80120 

Contact: Carol Villa (303) 727-0776,  Email         

Support Groups in Colorado

Canon City:  

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

St.Thomas More Hospital-Community Education Room

1338 Phay Ave., Canon City, CO. 80631

Contact: Bonnie Bowman at 719-315-4975; or Email.


Colorado Springs:

Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Woodmen Valley Chapel*

290 E. Woodmen Rd., Room 106 in the Community Bldg. (next to the gym), Colorado Springs, CO. 80919

*Please note: this is a faith-based support group

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

First United Methodist Church, 2nd Floor, 

420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Frisco: 

Meets every Tuesday from 7-8:30

Miner’s Creek Room, 360 Peak One Drive

Medical Office Bldg.2nd Floor

For more information, please call Ravi at (609) 558-3909,

or Sheila Brockmeier at (303) 917-9131

Glenwood Springs: 

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Church of Christ

260 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


Grand Junction:

2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Mind Springs Health (CWMH)

515 28 3/4rd. Bldg.  A (South Door); Grand Junction (located behind Texas Roadhouse)

 

Greeley:

Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Frontier House

1407 8th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631 

Contact: Jay Borgman at 970-356-0733, or Email.


La Junta:

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM

Peer 613

613 Barnes Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050Email


Pueblo:

Thursdays - 6:00 - 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church (3rd Floor)

220 W. 10th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003Email


Woodland Park:

1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm

Mtn. View Methodist Church

1101 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park, CO 8086.