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What is NAMI Connection?

A Vital Link to Your Community And A Key to Your Recovery  

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety.  For those diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone to share coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path to recovery.

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.

NAMI Connection offers a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness.  Each group:

Meets weekly for 90 minutes

Is offered free of charge

Follows a flexible structure without an educational format

There is no need to register - just come when you feel like  you need someone to talk to.

The groups are led by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves.  They understand your daily challenges and can offer you encouragement and support.  All groups are confidential - you can share as much or as little personal information as you wish.

Learn more about NAMI Connection visit www.nami.org/connection




Locations in Illinois:




Mondays: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Family Service Of McHenry County

4100 Veterans Pkwy

McHenry, Illinois 60050

Contact Susan at 815.344.8300


Mondays: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Beth Emet Synagogue

Education Bldg, Room 103

1224 Dempster

Evanston, Illinois


Mondays:  5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Riverside Medical Center

375 N. Wall

Main Hospital South Entrance

Meeting Room A (across from the cafeteria)

Kankakee, Illinois

Contact Virginia at 312-206-2877


Mondays: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

3436 N. Kennicott

Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

NAMI Northwest Suburban - 847-899-0195


1st and 3rd Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Outpatient Behavior Health

740 Pasquinelli Dr., Ste 104

Westmont, Illinois






Tuesdays: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  

Illinois Health Center

3111 Williamson County Parkway

Marion, Illinois 62959


Tuesdays: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Gateway Regional Medical Center

Pascal Hall

2100 Madison Ave.

Granite City, IL 62040

Contact: Jen at 636-358-1800


Tuesdays: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  

Kenneth Young Center 

PSR Group Room 1

1001  Rohlwing Rd. 

Elk Grove Village, Illinois




Tuesdays: 7pm to 8:30pm

Community Elements

801 N Walnut St

Champaign, IL

go to www.namichampaign.org for more info





Wednesdays: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Veterans Administration

2401 West Main St.

Marion, Illinois 62959



WEDNESDAYS:  2:00pm - 3:30 pm
                             Community Resource Center
                             620 Dakota Street
                             Crystal Lake, IL  60012
 Please call the NAMI McHenry County office for more information:  (815) 308-0851 


Wednesdays:  6:30-8:00pm

Provena Mercy Hospital

Behavioral Health Bldg

1325 N Highland Ave

Voris Conference Room

Aurora, IL 60506

Contact NAMI DKK: 630-896-6264 

1st. & 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

813 S. State Street   

Freeport, Illinois 61032

For additional information contact Sam or Rosemary Havens at 815-821-1581



  Wednesdays: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Central DuPage Hospital

Behavioral Health Services Building

27W350 W High Lake Road

Winfield, Illinois







1st and 3rd Thursdays:12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Center for Spirituality

SIUE Campus 

#1 Circle Drive

Edwardsville, Illinois 62026

Contact Jen:  663-358-1800


3rd Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Proctor Hospital

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

Peoria, IL 62636 

Contact John: 309-673-0895 or Eymarde: 309-264-5525 



Thursday's: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Northwest Community Hospital

Mental Health Network Building

2nd floor

901 Kirchoff

Arlington Heights , IL

Contact Nora at 847-899-6264


Thursdays: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  

Good Samaritan Hospital

North Pavilion/Building 4

Basement Level

Cancer Care Center Conference Room

3815 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, Illinois


 Second Thursday of every month beginning in October, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Colony West Clubhouse

31 Colony West Drive

Champaign, Illinois






FRIDAYS:  11:30am - 1:00 pm
                   The Recovery Outreach Center
                   101 South Jefferson Street
                   Woodstock, IL  60098

 Please call the NAMI McHenry County office for more information:  (815) 308-0851


Fridays: 2:00 to 3:30

Vera French Manor Community Room

215 E. 37th Street

Davenport, Iowa 52803

Contact Alice at 563-323-7453


NAMI Scott County Iowa Office








 Saturdays: 12-1:30pm 

MacNeal Hospital

3249 S. Oak Park Ave. 

Room A1

Berwyn, Illinois


Saturdays: 1:00 p.m.

Epiphany Roman Catholic Church

Cenacle Room

1006 East college Ave

Normal, Illinois 61761

Contact 309-287-9913


Saturdays: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.    

 NAMI Metro Suburban Drop-In Center

816 Harrison Street

Oak Park, Illinois

Contact Michelle at 708-524-2582 


Saturdays: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Lutheran General Hospital 

  Tenth floor, Room 1062 -. Take the East B elevators

 1775 West Dempster Street, 

Park Ridge, IL




1st and 3rd Sunday beginning  March, 2014

2 - 3:30 pm.

Swedish American Hospital

Charles St. - Heart Hospital Entrance

Conference Room 1

Rockford, IL





Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Or visit http://veteranscrisisline.net/ 

Confidential help for Veterans and their families