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 PM

Mountain View United Church in Aurora

10700 E Evans  Ave, Aurora, CO 80014,  

Community Room 

Contact: Amy Petré Hill at amypetre@gmail.com 

or call (510) 967-4890

http://mountainviewunitedchurch.org/

Boulder: 

Meets Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

The Immaculate Conception Church

715 Cabrini Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026 

(across from Walmart on 287, south of Arapahoe);  

Contact: Helen Todd at (303) 601-4330 or email

htodd@namibouldercounty.org


Denver: 

Meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8 PM

MHCD (Mental Health Center of Denver) 2nd Floor Training Room; 

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

Contact: David Garrity at (303) 748-0318 or Nick Ramke at 

(720) 273-9865. Please contact facilitators or call (303) 504-6500 

by 5 pm to check if meeting is still gathering during times of inclement weather.  


Englewood: 

Meets Mondays from 7:00-8:30 PM

Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network; 

155 Inverness Drive West, Englewood CO 80112

I-25 and Dry Creek Rd. Exit 196  

Contact: Jason Hopcus at (303)797-9346 or Email


Littleton - Jeffco:

Meets Thursdays from 6:30-8 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- Arapahoe-Douglas:

Meets the 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:  

Meets Wednesdays from 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:

Meets Mondays from 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*)

Contact: Lori Jarvis or Lynn Schull (719) 473-8477, or 

email: info@namicos.org


Second Colorado Springs Connection Group:

Meets Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

First United Methodist Church, 2nd Floor, 

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


 

Fort Collins:

Meets first and third Friday of each month, 5:00-6:30 PM

Spirit Crossing Clubhouse

125 Crestridge St, Fort Collins – use south entrance

to building (S. College Ave, behind Tynan’s Nissan)

For more information, contact Wayne Kever @ 808 205-4221

or Laurie Seiler @ (970) 545-1126


Frisco: 

Meets Tuesdays from 7-8:30 PM

Miner’s Creek Room, 360 Peak One Drive

Medical Office Bldg.2nd Floor

Contact Ravi at (609) 558-3909,

or Sheila Brockmeier at (303) 917-9131, 

Email: s.brockmeier@comcast.net


Glenwood Springs: 

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Church of Christ

260 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Contact: Lynne Jammaron, email: namirfv@gmail.com


Grand Junction: (Western Slope)

Meets 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)

Contact: Jennifer Daniels, (970) 462-3989

or email: info@namiws.org

 

Greeley:

Meets Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The Frontier House

1407 8th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631 

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

or Clark Bacco at (970) 988-5207


Heart of the Rockies (Chaffee County)

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 PM

Salida United Methodist Church 

228 East 4th Street, Salida CO

Contact: Eunice Collette (970) 823-4751
or by email: info@namihotr.com


La Junta:

Meets Thursdays from 11:00-Noon

Support group for adults living with mental illness. 

Always free and drop-ins welcome.

613 Barnes Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050Email

Contact: Adam Schafer (720) 355-7650 or 

Email: aschafer@semhs.org


Pueblo:

Meets Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church (3rd Floor)

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


Southeast: 

Florence Connections Support Group
Meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 PM
Chamber of Commerce
116 N. Pikes Peak Avenue

Woodland Park:

Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM

Mountain View Methodist Church

1101 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park, CO 80860