Connections

Please contact the group you are interested in attending to confirm they are meeting in-person.

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.

 

Metro Denver In-Person Connection Support Groups 

No registration required. 

Adams County/Community Reach Center:
Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.        Community Reach Center, Maroon Bells Room
Thornton Outpatient Office
8931 Huron Street (Huron and 89th Ave) Thornton, CO
Contact Tim at (303) 564-3422,
or email twolf38848@yahoo.com

Aurora:
Meets Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Mountain View United Church in Aurora
10700 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014,
Community Room, Main Floor
Contact: Amy Petré Hill at (510) 967-4890
or by email at: amypetre@gmail.com
http://mountainviewunitedchurch.org/

Boulder:
Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm MST
NAMI Connection Virtual via Zoom
All are welcome!
Contact info@namibouldercounty.org
Presented by NAMI Boulder County

Denver- Fort Logan:
Meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm
Colorado Mental Health Institute
3520 W. Oxford Avenue Denver, CO, Room B108
http://www.chs-behavioralhealth
Contact: Adam at (720) 335-2841
**Note: Please bring a picture ID for check-in at the front door**

Denver- Colorado Blvd/Yale St:
Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm
MHCD (Mental Health Center of Denver)
4141 E Dickenson Pl, Denver, CO 80222, 2nd Floor Training Room
Contact: David at (303) 748-0318, or Nick at (720) 273-9865.
(Please contact MHCD at (303) 504-6500
by 5 pm to see if meeting is still gathering during times of inclement weather.)

Centennial/Littleton Arapahoe/Douglas:
Meets Monday Evenings, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Good Shepard Episcopal Church
All Health Network Building, 5500 S Sycamore St., Littleton, 80120.
Contact: Jason Hopcus at (303) 991-7688 or
by email at: info@namiadco.org/
Visit us online at: https://www.namiad

Wheat Ridge- Jeffco:
Meets The 1st and 3rd Mondays 6:30-8 PM
Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH)
Green Mountain Conf. Room, Room 113E
4851 Independence St., Wheat Ridge, CO. 80033
Contact Kristin Jones at (303) 321-3104
(Please contact Kristin or Marie after 6 pm as doors will be locked.
Their cell phone numbers will be made available with the front door receptionist.)

In-Person Connection Support Groups Outside  Denver Metro Area

No registration required. 

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 Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. In-person
In-person group participants must pre-register: Call 719.473.8477
or email office@namicos.org by noon on the day of the group.
In-person groups will follow social distancing protocols;
unvaccinated individuals will be asked to wear masks.

Larimer County/Fort Collins:
Meets 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 5-6:30 pm
Spirit Crossing Clubhouse
1148 E. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins, 80525
For more information, contact Wayne Kever @ (970) 282-8796 or email wkever@comcast.net

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 or s.brockmeier@comcast.net

Glenwood Springs:
Meets Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Glenwood Springs Church of Christ
260 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Contact: Lynne Jammaron at (970) 618-2574, or by email @ namirfv@gmail.com

Greeley (Weld County):
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

La Junta:
Meets Thursdays from 2-3 PM
Support group for adults living with mental illness.
Always free and drop-ins welcome.
613 Barnes Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
Contact: Linda at 719-980-0458 or
Email: llessingwell@scmhs.org

Pueblo:
This Connection Support Group is temporarily suspended due to loss of meeting space

Southeast:
The Florence Connection Support Group is temporarily suspended due to loss of meeting space