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About Our Illinois Affiliates

 

Individuals who participate in education and support groups such as those offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) experience more positive outcomes than those who do not, according to a study in the Psychiatric Services.

 

NAMI Illinois encompasses 30 affiliate groups throughout Illinois.    

Are you looking for affiliates in:

Northern Illinois             Central Illinois               Southern Illinois           

 

 

 

To find a support group in your area click on one of the following Illinois affiliates

 

NAMI Barrington Area                                                   NAMI Metro Suburban (Oak Park)

NAMI Champaign County                                               NAMI Metropolis/Southern Most Illinois

NAMI Chicago                                                              NAMI Mt. Vernon

NAMI Cook County North Suburbs                                  NAMI Northern Illinois (Rockford)

NAMI of DuPage County                                                NAMI Northwest Suburban                                   

NAMI Jackson County                                                   NAMI Sauk Area (Dixon)

NAMI Kane County North                                               NAMI Schaumburg Area     

NAMI Kane- South, DeKalb and Kendall Counties              NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago (Matteson)                                   

NAMI Kankakee County                                                 NAMI Southwest (Oak Lawn)    

NAMI Lake County                                                        NAMI Southwestern IL 

NAMI Livingston/McLean Counties                                NAMI Springfield                    

NAMI McHenry County                                                  NAMI Stephenson County

                                                                                  NAMI Tri-County Illinois (Peoria)

                                                                                  NAMI Will Grundy Counties

                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                           

                                                                                    

                                                                                    

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for people living with mental illness that is expanding in 

communities throughout the country.  These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.

 

Watch NAMI Connection Video

 

Click here and check out some of our graduates.

Click here for current NAMI Connection Group Locations in Illinois

 

 

 

Join NAMI today!

When you become a member of NAMI, you become part of America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness. And now you can join online.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Illinois Affiliates:

 

NAMI Barrington  *Web

NAMI Barrington Area                 847-496-1415

                                Email: namiba@namibarringtonarea.org 

Family Support:

3rd Tuesday of each month from7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Lake Villa's Assessor's office

37850 North Route 59

Email Toni at tonihoy@comcast.net or Melanie at helmick6@comcast.net 

 

Family Support:

Every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Northwest Community Hospital

901 Kirchoff  2nd floor

Arlington Heights, IL 

Contact NAMI Barrington Area at 847-496-1415 or email namiba@namibarringtonarea.org 

 

Parent and Caretakers of Children and Teens Support:

1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Northwest Community Hospital

(Mental Health Network Bldg)

901 Kirchoff  2nd floor

Arlington Heights, IL 

Contact NAMI Barrington Area at 847-496-1415 or email namiba@namibarringtonarea.org or tonihoy@comcast.net 

 

 Weekly Consumer Support:  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

 

NAMI Chicago  *Web

NAMI Greater Chicago              312-563-0445     312-563-0467 Fax

Family Support: 2nd Wed. of every month

Greater Chicago Office

1536 W. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL

 

Consumer Support: 1st and 3rd Monday of every month

Greater Chicago Office

1536 W. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL

 

NAMI Cook County North Suburban     *Web

NAMI Cook County North Suburban              847-716-2252  

 

Support Groups:

First Monday of every month in Skokie, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

at Skokie Hospital, Medical Office Building, 9669 Kenton, room B719. Directions from the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Blvd in Skokie: Go east on Golf to the second small street, Kenton Ave., and turn left (north). The building is on the right, Room B719 in the basement.

 

New Spanish Family Support Group first and third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at 7020 Lawndale Ave in Lincolnwood.  Free, no registration.  For info, call 847-716-2252. 

 

New Location–Fourth Monday of every month in Des Plaines, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

At Holy Family Hospital, 100 N. River Rd at Golf, Mt. Prospect Room in the Cafeteria.

 

Second Thursday of every month in Highland Park, 7:00 to 8:30 pm,

at Highland Park Hospital, 777 Park Avenue West, room 1A, Highland Park.

Free parking in front of the hospital.

 

Additional Day! - Second & Fourth Saturday Mornings of every month

in Evanston, 9:00 to 10:30 am,

at St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave, Glass House room in the Cafeteria. Free parking across the street.

NAMI DuPage County  *Web

NAMI of DuPage County                    630-752-0066   

Family Support: 2nd and 4th Tue of every month at 7 pm

Parent Support: 2nd Mon and 4th Tues at 7 pm

NAMI DuPage County Office

2100 Manchester Road

Building B, Suite 925

Wheaton, IL 60187

Weekly Consumer Support:  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

   

NAMI Kane County North    *Web

NAMI Kane County North                       847-695-7957 or

 Family Support: 1st Thurs. of every month 7 to 8:30 pm

  Congressional United Church of Christ

St. Charles, IL  

Contact NAMI DKK - (630)896-6264

 

Family Support: 2nd Tuesday of every month 6:30-8:00 pm

St. Joseph's Hospital

22 Airlite

Elgin, IL

Contact Laurie at 847/695-7957 for additional information  

 

Family Support: 3rd Thursday, monthly 

Advocate Sherman Hospital

1425 N. Randall Rd, Elgin, 60123

Conference A/B (located at the base of the tree of life inside front entrance.)

Educational Meeting: 2nd Saturday  9 to 11 am

Ecker Center for Mental Health

1845 Grandstand Place

Elgin, IL

 

NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb and Kendall Counties  *Web

NAMI Kane- South, DeKalb & Kendall            630-896-6264         Fax: 630-896-6365

Office Information: 

400 Mercy Lane

Aurora, IL  

 

Family Support

 

2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Yorkville Congregational Church

Yorkville, Illinois 

Doris 630-527-1752

 

3rd Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

Provena Mercy Hospital

Bennett Room (lower level)

1325 Highland Ave.

Aurora, Illinois

Buzz 630-761-6971

 

2nd  Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Wheatland Salem Methodist Church

1217 Wolfs Crossing Road    

Oswego, Illinois

Call Stacy @ 630.660.6152

1st Thurs. 7:00 pm

Congregational United Church of Christ

40W451 Fox Mill Blvd

St. Charles, IL

Call Denise @ 630.405.9336 

 

Grupo En Espanol 

4th Wednesday of every month  7:00 p.m.

Association for Individual Development (AID) 

305W New Indian Trail Ct.

Aurora, Illinois

Manuel 630-995-1336

 

 

Weekly Consumer Support:  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

   

NAMI Kankakee  *Web

NAMI Kankakee County                          (Verla Demopoulos)   815-348-4411    

 

Weekly Consumer Support:  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

 

NAMI Lake County      *Web

NAMI Lake County                                                             847-249-1515

 

General Meeting

1st Wednesday @ 7:00 pm 

Waukegan Field House (next to Health Dept. on Grand Ave.)

800 N. Baldwin

Waukegan , IL

 

Parents Support Group for Young School Age Children

Last Thursday of every month 7:00 pm

GracePoint Church

1221 Maple Ave. (1 block West of Rte. 176 & Midlothian)

Mundelein , IL

 

Family & Friends Support Group

2nd Tuesday of every month - 7:00 p.m.

Gurnee Village Hall

325 N. O’Plaines Rd

Gurnee , IL  

 

Military Family Support Group

3rd Wednesdays on each month 7:00 p.m.

Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Building 133 Second floor Meditation Room 

Contact is:  Richard or Sandra 847-249-0456 or Sandee0456@hotmail.com.

 

NAMI McHenry County  *Web

NAMI McHenry County                                                     mcparent@msn.com

Family Support: 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Centegra

 4201 W. Medical Center Dr.

McHenry, IL 60050

 

Education /Support: 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Educational Presentation at 7:00 p.m. - Support at 8:00 p.m.

McHenry County Mental Health Board

620 Dakota Street  

Crystal Lake, IL 60012

NAMI Metro Suburban    (Oak Park, IL)  *Web

NAMI Metro Suburban                                           708-524-2582 after 4:00

Drop-In Center Open Socialization Group

816 West Harrison Street

Oak Park, IL

Hours: Monday through Saturday 3 to 7 pm  

 

Family Support:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Scotville Building, Third Floor Conference Room

137 N. Oak Park Avenue (Oak Park Ave. & Lake Street)

Oak Park, IL

For additional information call 708-524-2582

Weekly Consumer SupportNAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Northwest Suburban  (Arlington Heights, IL) 

NAMI Northwest Suburban                               847-899-0195

Family Support: 3rd Wed. of every month 7 to9 pm

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

3350 Salt Creek Lane Suite 114  

Arlington Heights, IL

 

Educational Meeting: 4th Wed 7:00 to 8:30 pm

(January through June, September and October)

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

3436 N. Kennicott

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

 

Weekly Consumer Support: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

 

NAMI  Northern Illinois   (Rockford)  *Web

NAMI Northern Illinois                                   815-963-2470

Family Support: 3rd Monday of every month at 8:00 am - 

Grandmas Restaurant

329 Chrysler Dr.

Belvidere, Illinois

Contact Jean at 815-332-4744

 

Family Support: 1st Tues. of every month at 7 pm -

Swedish American Hospital (entrance on Charles St.)

1401 E. State St.

Rockford, IL  

Contact Nancy at 815-399-4476

 

Family Support: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm - 

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

3300 Rural Street

Rockford, Illinois

Contact Diann at 815-543-3443

 

Parents of Children and Adolescent Support:  Meets 4th Monday of each month 

at 6:30 p.m. (childcare is not provided)

Heartland Community Church

1280 S. Alpine Road

Rockford, IL      

Call 815-963-2470


Educational Meetings: 2nd Tuesday 

Business meeting at 6:30pm 

Program at 7:00 pm (no meetings July and Aug.)

Stepping Stones

706 N. Main St

Rockford, IL

 

Support for people living with mental illness: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Sauk Area     (Dixon, IL)

NAMI Sauk Area              815-244-1405 or 815-778-3662                  

namisaukvalley@gmail.com

Educational Presentation followed with Family Support:  

4th Tues. of every month at 6:30 pm

Dixon Sinnissippi Center

Illinois Route 2

Dixon, IL  

 

NAMI Schaumburg Area  (Elk Grove, IL)  *Web

NAMI Schaumburg Area                               630-363-1846          

Family Support: 2nd Thursday of every month 6:45 pm

Kenneth Young Center  

Elk Grove, IL

 

Family Support: 3rd Wed of every month from 7 to 9 pm

Hanover Township  Office

250 S. Route 59  

Bartlett, IL  630.837.8875

Weekly Consumer Support:  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

 

NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago  (Matteson, IL) *Web

NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago                      (708) 335-4008   

Education Meeting

No meetings June, July or August

Church of Christ

206th & Crawford

Matteson, IL  

 

Family Support Group  

United Pentecostal Church of Harvey , IL

16423 Lathrop Ave

  Harvey, IL

Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7-8p.m.

Family Support:  Contact Marianne at 708-335-4008

Weekly Consumer Support:  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Southwest Suburban  (Oak Lawn, IL)  *Web

NAMI Southwest                                 708-425-0925

Family Support: 1st Tues. of every month at 7:45 pm

Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ

9411 S. 51st. Ave.

Public Meeting Room 

Oak Lawn, IL

 

Consumer Support: 3rd Friday of every month

Oakview Center

4625 W. 110th St.

Oak Lawn, IL  

 

 

NAMI Stephenson County     *Web    namisteph@gmail.com

NAMI Stephenson  Mailing Address                815-821-4841

815 S. State Street
Freeport, Illinois 61032

Family Support: 1st and 3rd Wed of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

813 S. State Street  

Freeport, Illinois
For additional information contact Sam or Rosemary Havens at (815) 821-4841

Consumer Support: 

    click this link to view location and time of  NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Will Grundy Counties    *Web

NAMI Will - Grundy County                                  815-731-9103

Family Support: 3rd Sunday of every month 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center

333 North Madison Street

2nd Floor LDRP Classroon

Joliet, IL 60435

 

Central Illinois Affiliates

 

NAMI Champaign   *Web

NAMI Champaign County                     217-419-5345 (vm, calls answered once a week)

Monthly Meeting with guest speaker presentation:  Every 2nd Monday each month except July and August, at 6:30 pm 
Community Elements
801 N Walnut
Champaign, IL
go to www.namichampaign.org for more info
 
NAMI Family Support Group: Every 2nd Thursday each month, 7pm to 9pm
Colony West Clubhouse
31 Colony West Dr
Champaign, IL
go to www.namichampaign.org  for more info
 
NAMI Connections Support Group: Every Tuesday Night, 7pm to 8:30pm
Community Elements
801 N Walnut St
Champaign, IL
go to www.namichampaign.org for more info
 
NAMI Family to Family:  Twice Yearly
Colony West Clubhouse
31 Colony West Dr
Champaign, IL
go to www.namichampaign.org for registration information
 
NAMI Basics 
Community Service Center
520 E Wabash
Rantoul, IL
go to www.namichampaign.org for registration info

NAMI Livingston/McLean Counties (Bloomington & Pontiac, IL)   *Web

NAMI Livingston/McLean Counties                              (309) 287-9913

Support Meeting: 4th Saturday. of every month 1:00 p.m.

Epithany Roman Catholic Church

Parish Hall

1006 East College Ave

Normal, IL 61761  

For information call: 309-287-9913

 

Family Support in Pontiac, Illinois: Contact John or Bonnie at 815-842-1514 for meeting information 

 

Connection Support for Persons with Mental Illness

4th Saturday. of every month 1:00 p.m.

Cenacle Room

Parish Hall

1006 East College Ave

Normal, IL 61761  

For information call: 309-287-9913  

 

 

NAMI Springfield    

NAMI Springfield                                          217-341-3125

Family Support: 3rd Wed. of every month at 7:00 pm

First Christian Church

700 S. 6th St

Springfield, IL

 

Family Support: 1st Sat. of every month at 1:00 pm

First Christian Church

700 S. 6th St

Springfield, IL

 

NAMI Tri-County Illinois  (Peoria area)    *Web

NAMI Tri-County Illinois                                        (309)-693-0541

Suzanne Spears, sspears@mtco.com
 

Educational Meeting: 1st Thurs. of every month  7:00 pm

Proctor Hospital

Enter through rear entrance by the children's playground.  Take the elevator to the ground floor.

Peoria, IL

 

Family Support: 3rd Thurs of every month at 7:00 pm

Proctor Hospital

Enter through rear entrance by the children's playground.  Take the elevator to the ground floor.

Peoria, IL

 

Consumer Support: 7:00 pm

Proctor Hospital

Enter through rear entrance by the children's playground.  Take the elevator to the ground floor.

Peoria, IL

 

 

Southern Illinois Affiliates

NAMI Jackson County  (Carbondale, IL) *Web

NAMI Jackson County                                 618-453-1509

Family Support: 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Our Savior Lutheran Church

700 S. University Ave.

Carbondale, IL 62901

 

Weekly Consumer Support: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Southwestern Illinois (formerly NAMI Madison County)    *Web

NAMI Southwestern Illinois (formerly NAMI Madison County) 618-798-9788

 

Family Support: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm  

St. Matthews Methodist Church (Library)

1200 Moreland Drive

Belleville, Illinois 62223

Contact: Mike or Kathy at 618-277-5459

 

Family Support: 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 pm

First Baptist Church

534 St. Louis St.

Edwardsville, IL 62025 (use church parking lot entrance)

Contact Maryann, 618-977-6542

NEW!

Family Support: 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 pm

First Christian Church

1100 Killarney Drive

Greenville, IL 62246

Contact: Linda, 618-664-6061

    NEW!

Military Family Support Group: 1st Tuesday of each month 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.

YMCA

#1 Town Center Drive

Maryville, Illinois 62062

Contact NAMI Office 618-798-9788 or email vetsupport@namiswi.org 

 

Support for Persons with Mental Illness: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Mt. Vernon

NAMI Mt. Vernon                                    618-242-1792

Family Support: 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 pm

Jefferson County Comprehensive Service Building

Mt. Vernon, IL    

NAMI Metropolis-Southernmost Illinois    *Web

NAMI Metropolis Southern Most Illinois        618-524-5628

Educational Meeting and Family Support: 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Metropolis, IL

 

 

  NAMI Illinois State Office                               

Email: namiil@sbcglobal.net  

217-522-1403

217-522-3598 Fax

800-346-4572  

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. M-F

Visit NAMI's (national) website for a listing of affiliates throughout the U.S.  http://www.nami.org 

No affiliate in your area?  Are you thinking of starting one?  Click here and we'll tell you how to get started.

 

Join NAMI today!

When you become a member of NAMI, you become part of America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness. And now you can join online.