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NAMI Illinois is sad to acknowledge the passing of one of Illinois foremost advocates, Carol Hall.  Carol was a NAMI National Trainer for the Connection Recovery and Support program when it first started and a tremendous NAMI Illinois State Trainer for In Our Own Voice and the Connection Recovery and Support Group programs.

Carol was a member of NAMI Schaumburg Area affiliate and a dedicated advocate for those living with a mental illness.  




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


Mondays: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Outpatient Behavior Health

740 Pasquinelli Dr., Ste 104

Westmont, Illinois






1st and 3rd Tuesdays: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

816 Harrison

Oak Park, Illinois


Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Hines VA Hospital

This group is for military veterans


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: Matt at 618-977-9844


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





1st and 3rd Wednesdays:12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  New Day

Center for Spirituality

SIUE Campus 

#1 Circle Drive

Edwardsville, Illinois 62026

Contact Jen:  663-358-1800



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: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Rock Island Public Library

401  19th Street

Rock Island, IL

Contact NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley 563-322-8870


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 


  Wednesdays: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Central DuPage Hospital

Behavioral Health Services Building

27W350 W High Lake Road

Winfield, Illinois





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

New Location - ICC North, Cedar Hall, Room 77

Peoria, IL 62636 

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



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

Northwest Community Hospital

Mental Health Network Building

2nd floor

901 Kirchoff

Arlington Heights , IL

Contact 847-496-1415


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 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


2nd Friday of every month: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Chestnut Health Systems

12 N 64th Street

Belleville, Illinois 62223

Contact Matt - 618-977-9844

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:  2:30 - 4:00 p.m.    

 NAMI Metro Suburban Drop-In Center

816 Harrison Street

Oak Park, Illinois


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 Sundays:  6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Presence St. Joseph Hospital

333 North Madison St.

Joliet, Illinois 60435






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

Or visit http://veteranscrisisline.net/ 

Confidential help for Veterans and their families